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Shaft head

Museum number:
2-4392
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Alternate number:
x-538 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
For holding spear point (point missing). Penis bone; circular in section with slit cut into one end; unfinished socket, the slot is made to receive the wooden shaft of the dart; at the other end a hole has to be drilled to receive the dart point.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Bering Sea and North, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Bering Sea
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo and Aleut
Collector:
unknown
Materials:
Penis bone (baculum)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing and 8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
dart socket
Department:
Native US and Canada (except California)
Dimensions:
whole— diameter 1.25 centimeters, whole— length 22.1 centimeters, and slot— length 4 centimeters
Comment:
Neg. number: ACC29-28A Graburn, Nelson H.H., Molly Lee, Jean-Loup Rousselot, and Robin K. Wright. Catalogue Raisonné of the Alaska Commercial Company Collection, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 113. Vol. 21. Univ of California Press, 1996.
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