Viewing Record 5487 of 12427
Previous Record  Next Record
Switch Views: Lightbox | Image List | List

Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 106,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. Webmuseum.mit.edu remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.

Greenland: Whale Fishing and Seal Hunting

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Gallina, Gallo
Place made: France
Date made: 1815
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: whaling scene
Classification: whales

Colored engraving of eskimos hunting whales off the coast of Greenland. Two eskimos prepare to harpoon a whale as the boat approaches with another in a kayak. Another boat featured in the background has captured a whale.


Related Objects

thumbnail Greenland: Whale Fishing and Seal Hunting
Gallina, Gallo