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Oil lamp, or quilliq
Greenland household item

3 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (9 x 54 x 35 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk) Primary

Object Type: household item
Creation Places: North America, Greenland, Northwest Greenland
Medium and Support: stone
Credit Line: Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan
Accession Number: 1966.64
The stone oil lamp was the heart of an Inuit household. Women placed powdered dry moss on the edge for a wick, and used pieces of blubber or seal oil as fuel.

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