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miniature harpoon
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • miniature harpoon, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, ivory, sinew
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 61.5 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5860

Dark brown wooden shaft. Tapered ivory point at one end. Secured in place with sinew through holes in the wood and ivory. Sinew wrapped at mid-shaft securing a small bone piece.