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Snow goggles
Snow goggles
Date:
Thule Period, 1000–1800
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Caribou Antler
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 1 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Accession Number:
2007.21.191
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Rare example of snow goggles made from a material other than wood or ivory. The shape takes advantage of the natural curve of the material used (caribou antler) with the softer inside tissue hollowed out and the harder outside material exposed to the weather. Two parallel grooves run longitudinally on either side of the eye slits. NOTE: For a very similar example, see “Ethnological Results of the Point Barrow Expedition”, John Murdoch, Smithsonian Institution Press, page 262, figure 260.

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