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  • Greenland Inuit peoples
  • float with line, 1890s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, seal bladder, ivory, bone, wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 56 x 43 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 1/16 x 16 7/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5768
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Description

Sealskin line with a long, narrow piece of ivory on either end with a smaller piece. The line is through holes in each piece. There is a narrow piece of brown wood, tapered at either end with a smaller bone piece, joined on a sealskin loop. That loop is knotted with the middle of the first line described. A seal bladder with an ivory stem and sealskin loop is attached by way of its own sealskin loop around the wooden piece.