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harpoon point
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • harpoon point, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Cape Flattery, Washington?, United States
  • shell
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 x 8 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4991
Description

The point is made from a single piece of dark purple and light brown shell that is slightly concave. The notch opposite the pointed end slides onto a harpoon head. It is flat on either side of the notch.