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Image: Ivory eye (ring) for sledge dogs' traces

Ivory eye (ring) for sledge dogs' traces
Greenland transportation

2 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (6 x 4 x 1 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk)

Object Type: transportation
Creation Places: North America, Greenland, Northwest Greenland
Medium and Support: ivory
Credit Line: Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan
Accession Number: 1967.94.b
Each dog has a separate trace which leads through these rings. In case of sighting a polar bear, or other trouble, each dog can be instantly released.

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