Object photography

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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Spear point, 19th century
  • Bone, wood
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 6 3/4 in, dia.: 1 in (L: 17.1 cm, dia.: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13129


This object is thought to be a spear head. It is made of a weathered piece of bone, roughly whale-shaped. In the "head" end a wooden plug is driven in with a hole in it. Near the "tail" there is a small hole with a dried bit of leather, this is missing.