Soapstone Dish fragments used for Cooking

Unidentified Inughuit (North Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Eastern Arctic


1600 - 1800

Soapstone and caribou sinew thread

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Richard H. Goddard, Class of 1920



Place Made: Refuge Harbor, Greenland, North America



Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Processing

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Collected by Professor Richard Halsey Goddard (1897-1983, Class of 1920), Dartmouth Physics Department, on the Greenland MacMillan Expedition, 1923-1924; given to present collection, 1958.

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