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anguvigak (lance)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • anguvigak (lance), late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • narwhal ivory, wood, sealskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 158 x 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 62 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7432

The dark brown wooden shaft has a narwhal tusk at one end. The tusk is secured with sealskin strips wrapped around the joint. The end of the wooden shaft is broken off.