Object photography

Image © Dan Gair, 2008.
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Object description

  • Baffinland Inuit artist
  • Model kayak, before 1920
  • Hide, wood, ivory
  • Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • L: 33 7/8 in, W: 3 3/8 in, D: 2 3/4 in (L: 86.0 cm, W: 8.6 cm, D: 7.0 cm)
  • Gift of Robert Osgood, 1920
  • E17829


This is a model kayak made with a wooden frame covered over with skin. There is a single hole in the center with a wooden hoop rim. The slim raked ends of the kayak terminate with ivory knobs and a short ivory keel under each. There are five thong racks with bone stoppers for weapons and gear along the top of the kayak model. Possibly walrus hide.