Item Number: Fry0144
Category: Point - Harpoon Point
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.
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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