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harpoon point with line
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • harpoon point with line, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • metal, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 154 x 17 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 60 5/8 x 6 11/16 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5728

The black metal point has four barbs along one edge and a hole through the stem. The metal is wrapped with string on one side of the hole and many lengths of cord are looped through, covering the other side of the hole. The cords are secured together for about a foot with string wrapping. They are loose after that, some cut off and others twisted together into a knot and loop. The cord is brown.