Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Harpoon point, before 1925
  • Bone
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 6 1/2 in, W: 1/4 in, D: 1/4 in (L: 16.5 cm, W: .6 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Stephen W. Phillips and Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips, 1925
  • E19861


This harpoon point is carved out of bone and roughly triangular in cross section. The object is broadly pointed at the front and more sharply at the rear. Two cuts make barbs on one side near the rear.