Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon point
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • harpoon point, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Cape Flattery, Washington?, United States
  • shell
  • Object Length/Width: 12.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 7/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4992

The point is made from a single piece of dark purple and light brown shell that is slightly concave. There is a notch opposite the pointed end to slide into a harpoon head. It is flat on either side of the notch. The point is currently broken.