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Harpoon

Museum number:
2-62079
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020062079
Accession number:
Acc.3458
Object count:
1
Description:
Red-stained wood shaft, whalebone foreshaft, walrus ivory double barbed point attached to sealskin thong. Sinew lines, projecting bone or ivory finger rest.
Donor:
Ralph E. Prince
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Context of use:
For hunting walrus.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 197.5 centimeters and length 9.9 centimeters
Legacy documentation: