Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon head
  • unknown Coast Salish maker
  • harpoon head, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington or Oregon, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5679

The relatively narrow black metal head has three barbs on each edge. It is pointed on the stem as well. There is a "U" shaped hinged piece on stem.