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Harpoon model

Museum number:
2-59598a-c
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210259598a@2dc
Accession number:
Acc.3300
Object count:
3
Description:
Walrus harpoon model, made with whalebone foreshaft, wood shaft, bone toggle head with case for steel blade, and perforated ivory object attached to thong line. Harpoon including foreshaft is 11.5 cm. Toggle head including point is 13.7 cm. Sealskin case for blade is 11.5 cm, not including thong ties. Foreshaft is 39 cm.
Donor:
Mrs. Jean Paxton
Collection place:
Resolute Bay, Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut
Culture or time period:
Inuit
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Comment:
This object record was created because location data had been entered into the PHOEBE database without a corresponding object record. (J. Meehan 6/2003)
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