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Harpoon

Museum number:
2-16688a-d
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210216688a@2dd
Accession number:
Acc.770
Object count:
4
Description:
Large harpoon head with wooden cap for slate point and wooden holder for toggle and line (shaft and harpoon line for float missing). (a) harpoon toggle head, "fossil" ivory, slate point, rawhide leader. (b) red stained wood sheath. (c) detached toggle shaft, antler, loop of rawhide. (d) oblong red painted wood object hollowed out at one end, may be what is refered to as "wooden holder for toggle and line".
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
Accession date:
1940
Context of use:
For walrus.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
(c)— length 11.5 centimeters, (b)— length 8.5 centimeters, (d)— length 30.7 centimeters, and (a)— length 17.5 centimeters
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