Lamp wick bag/holder and wick material

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Culture/People
Tunumiit (East Greenland Eskimo) [Ammassalik] (Angmagsalik Eskimo)
Possible collector
Knud Rasmussen (Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen), Non-Indian/Kalaallit (Greenland Eskimo), 1879-1933
Previous owner
Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark)
Object Name
Lamp wick bag/holder and wick material
Media/Materials
Sealskin/fur, moss
Techniques
Appliquéd
Object Type
Furnishings (Home)
Place
Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmagssalik); Ammassalik Municipality (Angmagssalik, Ammassallip); Tunu (East Greenland); Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
Geographical Areas
Eastern Arctic
Collection History
Possibly collected during the Fourth Thule Expedition (1919-1920), led by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933); formerly in the collection of the Nationalmuseet (National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark); acquired by MAI through an exchange with the Nationalmuseet in 1922.
Catalog Number
11/2988
Barcode
112988.000
See related items
Tunumiit (East Greenland Eskimo) [Ammassalik] (Angmagsalik Eskimo)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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