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Harpoon foreshaft

Museum number:
2-45372
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus ivory, flat bottom. 2 holes near distal end at top and through center.
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:
From whale harpoon.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 43.6 centimeters
Comment:
References: Murdoch, PT. BARROW ESKIMON, fig. 237.
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