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harpoon head
  • United States
  • harpoon head, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 7.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 2 15/16 x 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4953

The short length of bone has one end carved to a point and there is an oval shaped depression. One end is straight across and there is a raised ridge near that end. It is mostly light colored, except the end defined by the ridge, which is brown.