Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portion of a harpoon
  • United States
  • portion of a harpoon, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • metal, wood, wire
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 40 x 5.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5698

The cylindrical dark brown wooden shaft is broken at one end and has a metal point at the other. The metal point is triangular with barb-like shoulders. It has wire wrapped at the end joint between the head and the shaft.