Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon head
  • United States
  • harpoon head, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ivory, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 8 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 3 1/8 x 1 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4951

The small, triangular piece of ivory has an extension on the back end. It has a hole bored through the middle, crosswise to the extension. A circular divot is drilled under the extension to receive the shaft. There is a slit in the pointed end to receive a point or blade.