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Harpoon

Museum number:
2-14893
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.693
Object count:
1
Description:
Foreshaft made of sperm whalebone from an earlier spear; barb of walrus ivory; wood shaft painted with duck blood and black rock. Point barbed on one side.
Donor:
Margaret Lantis
Collection place:
Atka Island, Andreanof Islands, Central Aleutians
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Aleutian Islands; Atka Island
Culture or time period:
Aleut
Collector:
Margaret Lantis
Collection date:
1934
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing and 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1934
Context of use:
Sea otter spear (modern example).
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 1.27 meters
Legacy documentation: