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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: Y: 49/38
Title: Shovel
Description: Shovel, blade, bone. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Iglulik, Nunavut, Canada. Collected circa 1947.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Iglulik
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Igloolik
Getty AAT Tools
Field collection:
Organisation Oblate Mission
Date 1947
Place Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk Region > Iglulik
Number of items: 1
Full description:

For snow, blade only. Blade is made from a single piece of bone in trapezoidal shape. Three circular holes flank two parallel ridges on one side of straight proximal end for attachment of handle (now missing).

  • Width: 232mm, length: 195mm