Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • float, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • bladder, ivory, leather, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 39 x 23 x 12.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/8 x 9 1/16 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6080

The float is made from a seal bladder. It has an ivory cylinder at one end with a brown leather loop. Sealgut is held to the ivory with string wrapping. There is a small dark brown tab at the opposite end. It is light colored.