Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Float, before 1914
  • Bladder, wood
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 15 in, W: 13 3/8 in, D: 13 in (L: 38.1 cm, W: 34.0 cm, D: 33.0 cm)
  • Gift of A. B. Carpenter, Pres. Booth Fisheries Co., 1914
  • E15875


This dark colored bladder Float is so stiff that it can not be safely examined. There are two thongs at one corner and a wooden mouthpiece at the other corner with a short stick attached by a thong. In August of 1969 the object underwent conservation and was soaked in water for fifteen minutes and covered with British Museum leather dressing.