Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon point with line
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • harpoon point with line, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: west coast of British Columbia, Canada
  • metal, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 136 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 53 1/2 x 1 x 1 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5727
Description

The metal point has short line. The black metal triangular point has a barb on each shoulder. The stem is continuous with an expansion at the back for two larger metal barbs, with a semicircular cross section. There is string wrapping around the metal expansion, but the barbs are left exposed behind the string wrapping. The short line is wrapped with string. There is a loop at the free end.