Inuit surgical knife

Made:
1915-1938 in North America

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Knife, steel blade, bone handle, possibly used for circumcision, Inuit (Eskimo), North America, 1915-1938. Circumcision is practiced by some tribes of Eskimos in the Mackenzie region of North America.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A616503a
Materials:
bone, steel (metal)
type:
knife
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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