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harpoon tip
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • harpoon tip, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Point Hope, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • ivory, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 2 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5862

Harpoon point made from carved ivory. Pointed at ends with two sets of barbs. Hollowed at other end to be mounted on harpoon point. Dark color.