Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Harpoon head, before 1914
  • Bone, skin, iron
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 6 1/4 in, W: 1 1/2 in (L: 15.9 cm, W: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of A. B. Carpenter, Pres. Booth Fisheries Co., 1914
  • E15877


This is a harpoon line with a head and toggle. The object has a coil of narrow stiff rawhide with splices. A loop on one end has a bone toggle roughly seal shape. There is a loop on the other end through two holes in the bone head with one bone barb and a foliate iron tip, fastened by a nail.