Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature sled
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • miniature sled, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • ivory, sinew, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0590
Label Text

This small sled is carved from ivory. There are six slats across two runners. Two vertical pieces have a small knob at the top and a crossbar is affixed at the top. There is a sinew "X" between the two vertical pieces and it has a small ivory cross.