Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature asadlut (rest for harpoon line)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • miniature asadlut (rest for harpoon line), late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6.5 x 12.5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6058

The small bone circle has a vertical extension with a hook on the end. It has a wooden piece in the shape of a very wide "V" that sits over the top of the ring. One leg sits flat, the other is at an angle. The wood has small bone pegs on either leg.