Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Model harpoon, before 1914
  • Wood, bone, skin
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 8 3/4 in, dia.: 5/16 in (L: 22.2 cm, dia.: .8 cm)
  • Gift of A. B. Carpenter, Pres. Booth Fisheries Co., 1914
  • E15880


This is a model of a harpoon with a wooden shaft in which is set a bone forepiece lashed by thongs through holes in it and the shaft and ending in a bone point.