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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: Y: 2005/1/6
Title: Arrow
Description: Arrow. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). near Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)?, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, 1929-1947.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk > Near Mittimatalik ?
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Baffin Island > Near Pond Inlet ?
Getty AAT Arrows
Field collection:
Person turner
Place Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) > near Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Date 1929
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Shaft is made from a single circular piece of wood, which flattens to form a U-shaped nock at proximal end. End of long tang (flat on one side, convex on opposite side) of spatulate-shaped flat antler? point is secured to one side of distal end of shaft and secured with sinew wrapping. Point has central ridge and pointed tip. Beige thread is wrapped around nocks and shaft 135 mm from proximal end (to secure feathers - now missing).

  • Width: 17mm, length: 544mm