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float with line
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • float with line, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, ivory, bone
  • Object Length/Width: 76 x 47 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 7/8 x 18 1/2 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0556.a,b
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This float is made from the hide of a seal, turned inside out. The holes are sealed and there is a small ivory mouthpiece to inflate the float.

It has a sealskin line, in multiple pieces, with a bone toggle that is currently separate from the float.