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Harpoon

Museum number:
2-6286
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006286
Alternate number:
x-2479 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Repeating" harpoon. At distal end is split walrus tusk icepick with land otter like incised image with blue bead eyes. Collared socketpiece. Detachable point is m issing.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Nunivak Island, Bethel Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Nunivak Island
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Bone (material), Ivory (material), and Sinew
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used in summer for hunting walrus and bearded seal from kayak. Detachable point is missing.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 148 centimeters
Comment:
Context of use: cf. 2-4351.
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