Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • toggle, 1845–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, wood, bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 x 13 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5767.03

2007.5767.03: Segment of brown wood, tapered on either end with a strip of sealskin through a hole near the middle. Sealskin loop is also connected to a bone toggle that makes a "T" shape when open. The loop is attached at the end of the lighter colored vertical portion of the "T." The horizontal section is rounded in the center and tapered at ends. One underside is hollowed to accomodate the other bone segment when the toggle is closed.

In use, the line is doubled over and the end looped around the sealskin loop in 2007.5767.03.