Kayak Knife, Used to Remove Ice from a Kayak

Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit), Sisimiut, West Greenland, Greenland, Eastern Arctic, Arctic

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collected 1938-1939

Bone, possibly a small whale bone

Overall: 16 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. (42.3 x 3.2 x 1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of George Murphy, Class of 1941

39.70.7892

Geography/Culture

North America, Greenland

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

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 18-21, 1994

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 15-16, 1993.

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 14-18, 1992.

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 1-4, 1991.

Provenance

Collected by George Frost Murphy, Jr. (1918-2001, Class of 1941) on the McMillan Expedition, 1938-39; given to present collection, 1939.

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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