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Harpoon head

Museum number:
2-59576a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210259576a@2cb
Accession number:
Acc.3282
Object count:
2
Description:
(a) Walrus ivory heavily patinated. Incised elongated chevrons on both sides, hole for line elongated to suggest eyes. (b) Slate point. Head is archaeological, possibly Old Bering Sea III.
Donor:
Mrs. Bernice Wetterwik
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Louis Levy
Collection date:
1879-1947
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
archaeology
Context of use:
Toggle head from sealing harpoon.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
(a)— length 11.9 centimeters and (b)— length 5.2 centimeters
Comment:
Context of use: See The Far North, Henry B. Collins et al, pp. 13-14.
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