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Miniature Harpoons

These miniature harpoons were toys for the Eskimo children. Regular sized harpoons were used for hunting and fishing.


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Miniature Bird Shaft

This is made from wood and bone. It has three-barbed bone prongs attached to the middle of the wooden shaft. This was a toy. Collected 1895.


Length: 25 cm
Width: 3.5 cm

Catalogue Number: E3062


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Miniature Harpoon Rest

This is a small replica of a harpoon rest used to keep harpoon lines from tangling when a harpoon was set on a kayak. This is a toy in Fine condition. Very intricate construction as can be seen in the detailed pictures. Collected 1895.


Length:10 cm
Diameter: 5 cm

Catalogue Number: E979


circle of ivory with ivory harpoon and long wooden piece.

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