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Harpoon Point

This is a double-barbed, ivory harpoon point. It has a hole for a line and fitting for a socket joint. This was used for hunting. In good condition. collected 1895.

 

 

Catalogue Number: E2154


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Knife (Ulu)

This was a household item used by an Inuit woman. Made of wood or stone. Has a socket for handle with a hole through both sides of socket.

Measurements

Length: 13 cm
Width: 9 cm

Catalogue Number: E3932

 

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Harpoon Head

This is a harpoon head without a point. It was used for fishing and hunting. It is made out of ivory. Has leather strips through holes in sides. Carved lines near top. Collected in 1895.

Measurements

Length: 21 cm
Width: 2.5 cm

Catalogue Number: E3063

 

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Harpoon

This piece has a wooden shaft with ivory pegs. It is ivory tipped at both ends. Has leather lashings. Collected 1895.

Measurements

Length: 242 cm
Diameter: 3.5 cm

Catalogue Number: E2056

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Collection Information

The materials pictured and described on this page are part of the Spencer Museum of Art's collection, www.spencerart.ku.edu. More information about these objects can be found at http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/search/.

 

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