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sermersiut (kayak scraper)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • sermersiut (kayak scraper), 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • bone, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0582
Label Text

This knife-like piece of bone is slightly twisted. The handle end has four rounded notches and cross hatching for a grip. The end of the handle has two rounded bumps with a notch between. The blade portion ends in a notched point.