Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • harpoon, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, ivory, bone, animal skin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 236 x 9 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 92 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5763.01

Long cylindrical wooden shaft, slightly curving. Small bone knob at one end and bone ring at other end. Curving ivory segment with two ridges inserts into the end with the bone ring. The ivory segment is secured with leather strips through wood. Small ivory knobs at regular intervals down length of shaft. Dark brown wood.