Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature harpoon with spear thrower
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • miniature harpoon with spear thrower, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, leather, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 48 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 7/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0595
Label Text

This miniature harpoon has a wooden shaft with a bone point at one end and two slightly curved pieces of bone affixed at either side of the opposite end. The miniature spear thrower is a trapezoidal piece of wood with bone at either narrow end, one with a small hook. It has two offset notches.