Item Number: Fry0001
Materials: Wood; Russian trade beads
Description: Carved wooden box in the form of a whale in which Eskimo hunters kept their harpoon points. This caused the hunted whale to become accustomed to having harpoon points driven into it by the hunters.
Dimensions: Length 10.5 inches; Width 3.75 inches
European collection, Paris, France, 1998
Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008
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