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Whaling Harpoon Head
Whaling Harpoon Head
Date:
Punuk Period, 500–1200
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Walrus Ivory
Dimensions:
2 x 6 3/4 x 7/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit, Punuk Period
Accession Number:
2007.21.195
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

This harpoon head could be a large walrus or seal harpoon head. It is decorated with incised lines and dots in a typical Punuk period style. There is an overall dark brown patina.

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Amulet
Amulet (Punuk Period, 500–1000)
Spearpoints (6)
Spearpoints (6) (Punuk Period, 500–1000)
Harpoon Counterbalance
Harpoon Counterbalance (Punuk Period, 500–1000)
Wrist Guard
Wrist Guard (Punuk Period, 500–1200)