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miniature seal float
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • miniature seal float, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, leather, bone
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 3.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0598
Label Text

This is a wooden carving of a seal float. It is larger in the middle and tapers at ends with one end curving and bifurcating. The straight end has a "V" shaped bone piece and a small leather tab. There is a small wooden stub at the wider portion.