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harpoon head
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • harpoon head, late 1800s-early 1900s (or possibly 1895)
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • ivory, iron, sinew, leather
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 x 5.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 x 2 1/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5761.01

Ivory harpoon head with a leaf shaped metal blade inserted into the end. The metal is held in place with sinew stitches through the ivory and metal. Proximal end of ivory piece has a slight recess to fit into the shaft. Hole at proximal end has a short piece of leather through it that once attached to the shaft.