Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

harpoon toggle
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • harpoon toggle, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 10.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4946

The length of bone is slightly curved and tapered at both ends. It has a lengthwise slit in one end to hold a blade and a small hole. The opposite end shows the medullary cavity. There is a larger hole drilled at the center for a tether to the harpoon.