Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon toggle
  • United States
  • harpoon toggle, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ivory, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 14 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/2 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4965

The length of ivory has one end broken off. The other end tapers, with a slit through the end to receive a point or blade. There are two holes at the same end, crossways to the slit. There is a larger hole in the center of the piece for a tether.