Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0191

Category: Stone - Killing Stone

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Commercial leather and hard white stone

Description: This almost marble like hard white stone was symmetrically shaped and drilled, and attached to a short piece of braided leather with a loop to extend around the wrist of the user. It was designed to enable a hunter seated in a kayak or hunting at a breathing hole to kill a seal once it had been harpooned and pulled within striking distance of the hunter.

Dimensions: 2" x 2.5" (stone only)


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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