University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-52
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Canada
Great Slave Lake
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Steel
Horn (animal part)
Length: 26 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Steel blade made from file. Back of blade near "point" ornamentally notched. Tang inserted in flat section of musk ox horn which is curved at the end, ornamented with grooved and with inlaid dots of red pigment. Rectangular section covering one side of tang is a separated piece which fits into the rest of the handle and is rivetted in place.


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