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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
  • bone, slate, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: together 9.5 x 1.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: together 3 3/4 x 9/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5863.a,b

Harpoon tip in two pieces. Bone point (2007.5863.a) with a stone tip (2007.5863.b). The carved bone piece is triangular with a barb at the wider end and hole through the center. Slit at pointed end to receive stone tip. Leaf shaped dark grey stone tip without a stem.