Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon point and line
  • Greenland Inuit peoples
  • harpoon point and line, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • animal skin, bone, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 45 x 26 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 11/16 x 10 1/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5763.02
Description

Line of animal skin, currently in a coil. Dark brown.

Very end of the line, with the point, is currently separate. Bone point with two barbs and leaf-shaped metal tip inserted in the end. Stem of point is hollow to sit over the ivory segment on the harpoon.