Iron Snow Knife with Wooden Handle

Labrador Inuit (Labradormiut), Eastern Arctic, Arctic

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collected 1929-1930

Iron and wood (formerly a saw blade)

Overall: 34 13/16 × 1 15/16 × 1 3/16 in. (88.5 × 5 × 3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Robert O. Fernald, Class of 1936

173.32.25511

Geography/Culture

North America, Canada

Period

20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Snow and Ice

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view

Exhibition History

Montshire Museum of Science Exhibition, Norwich, Vermont, February 13-18, 1987.

Arctic Hot Spot, Hopkins Center Display Case, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 11, 1974.

Provenance

Collected by Dr. Adelbert W. Fernald (1871-1958) on the 1929 and 1930 MacMillan Expeditions to Baffin Island and Labrador [possibly a gift in return for the free dental work provided by Dr. Fernald]; to his son Robert Osborn Fernald (1914-2003, Class of 1936), Green Village, New Jersey; given to present collection, 1973.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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