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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Needle case (part of); carved of bone; hollowed-out length of bone, incised with geometric design around either end and one at centre, and diagonal line extending from each end to meet band in centre.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1855 (before)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.2 centimetres
    • Width: 2 centimetres
    • Depth: 2 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    1984 13 Dec-1986 Jun, Museum of Mankind, Inuit / Eskimo: People of the North American Arctic, Case: "Clothing"

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


Artefact, needle case (part of) made of bone.

Artefact, needle case (part of) made of bone.

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