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Spear

Museum number:
2-16685
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020016685
Accession number:
Acc.770
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus ivory prongs: three. Long, tapered, barbed on inner edges, lashed with reindeer sinew wrapping to wooden shaft. Used with spear throwers.
Donor:
Margaret Lantis
Collection place:
Mekoryuk, Nunivak Island, Bethel Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Nunivak Island; Mekoryuk
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Margaret Lantis
Collection date:
1940
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1940
Context of use:
Bird spear
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 34 centimeters and length 1.27 centimeters
Legacy documentation: