Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon point
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • harpoon point, 1890s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 13.5 x 2.3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/16 x 7/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4988

The bone harpoon point has a tip with a barb on either side behind the point. The stem flares at the base. There is a hole drilled into the stem and a second hole drilled through the stem.