Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon toggle
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • harpoon toggle, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • ivory, leather
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 2 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4970

The length of ivory is slightly curved. There are two holes near the center that have a strip of leather threaded through. The loose ends tether a rectangular piece of ivory with rounded corners.