Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • harpoon, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, carving, sealskin
  • Old Dimensions: L234.5 W3
    Object Length/Diameter: 92 5/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0565
Label Text

The harpoon has a brown wooden shaft with a bone disc in one end. The bone point is inserted into the end with the bone disc, and held in place with strips of seal skin. There is a small bone tab near midshaft.