Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0144

Category: Point - Harpoon Point

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Wood, walrus ivory, metal and seal hide line.

Description: This 19th century harpoon point was utilized for small sea mammals, probably seals. The shaft, on which this point is held, is not the harpoon itself but rather a support meant to hold the point and line until needed.

Dimensions: 30.5"


Fitzhugh, William W. and Susan A. Kaplan, Inua; Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1982, p. 77

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