Lamp for whale or seal oil

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Culture/People
Inuit [Igloolik]
Artist/Maker
Louis Illupalik (Eeloopalee Illupalik), Inuit [Igloolik], b. 1940
Seller
Inullariit Society of Igloolik
Commissioner
NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian)
Object Name
Lamp for whale or seal oil
Media/Materials
Steatite/soapstone
Techniques
Carved
Dimensions
26 x 13.5 x 4.5 cm
Object Type
Furnishings (Home)
Native Term
qulliq
Place
Igloolik (Iglulik); Qikiqtaaluk Region (Qitirmiut, Baffin); Nunavut; Canada
Archipelago
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Island Name
Igloolik (Iglulik) Island
Island Grouping
Baffin Island Group
Date created
2003
Collection History
Commissioned by NMAI from the Inullariit Society of Igloolik (Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada) in 2003.
Catalog Number
26/3292
Barcode
263292.000
See related items
Inuit [Igloolik]
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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