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Greenland: Whale Fishing and Seal Hunting
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Gallina, Gallo
Place made: France
Date made: 1815
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 1/2 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: whaling scene
Colored engraving of eskimos seal hunting off the coast of Greenland. On the left an eskimo sits, poised to strike the head of a seal emerging from the ice whole. On the right an eskimo helps stabilize a long spear as another eskimo, lying on a sled, waits for a seal. Caught seals are depicted in the background.