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Harpoon foreshaft

Museum number:
2-45360
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Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory. Wedge shaped at one end.
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1945-1971
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Walrus harpoon foreshaft
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 24.6 centimeters
Comment:
References: Murdock, J. ETHN. RESULTS OF PT. BARROW EXP., fig. 222.
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