Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0001

Category: Effigy

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1850-1875

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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