About this object

History of use

Used to hold cooked meat while being cut; or possibly used to pin a hunter's bag; or as awls.


According to the old Museum ledger, Ian M. Mackinnon presented Frank Burnett with this collection of Inuit objects. They were collected during his three years of residence in the Coppermine River area, probably 1921-24.

Physical description

Long, thin, piece of bone that tapers to a point; finial with deeply scalloped edges carved at top. Held in a strip of hide with three other similar pieces (A2.319-320, A2.322).