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anguvigak (lance) shaft
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • anguvigak (lance) shaft, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, ivory, bone, sealskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 174 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 68 1/2 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7431

The long wooden shaft has an ivory disc at one end with broken strips of sealskin and two slightly curved pieces of bone at the other end. The bone pieces have a rounded tab at the end of each and a dowel between. There are small ivory pegs at intervals on the shaft.

It is mostly brown.