Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • toggle, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, sealskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 11 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5842

Carved wooden peg, tapered at one end with a knob at the other end. Light brown. Two holes through center with a strip of sealskin threaded through. the sealskin is also threaded through one end of a bone piece. The bone piece is "T" shaped, articulated at the joint. When open it forms a "T" when closed it forms an "I."