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anguvigak (lance)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • anguvigak (lance), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, metal, leather
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 204 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 80 5/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6205

The long brown wooden shaft is slightly tapered at one end. The opposite end has a short bone segment with a longer bone segment inserted into the end. There is a raised ridge at the end of the shorter segment. The longer segment is made from two pieces that are held together with metal rivets and a leaf shaped metal blade in the end. A strip of leather runs through the proximal end of the longer bone segment, through two different holes. The opposite end of the leather straps run through two different holes in the wooden shaft. There are two small bone pegs on the wooden shaft.