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Spearhead

Museum number:
2-66938
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Accession number:
Acc.3716
Object count:
1
Description:
Ivory. double barbed with hole for attaching line. Shaft mounted by whisker (possibly seal) in octagonal socket of fossil walrus ivory. Color is yellow brown.
Donor:
Dorothea Leighton
Collection place:
St. Lawrence Island, Nome Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; St. Lawrence Island
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Dorothea Leighton
Collection date:
1940
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Context of use:
Fish spear". Information supplied by donor.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 15.75 centimeters
Legacy documentation: