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Harpoon Point
Harpoon Point
Date:
Old Bering Sea III, 300–500
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Ivory
Dimensions:
7/8 x 5 x 1/2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit, Old Bering Sea III
Accession Number:
2007.21.11
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

The size of this harpoon head suggests that it was probably used for seal hunting. Although the description on the sales receipt labels this piece as being OBS II, I feel that it is probably OBS III based on the raised elliptical bosses and style of the incised lines. The slate point has been added.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Engraving Tool
Engraving Tool (Old Bering Sea III Culture, 300–500)
Handle
Handle (300–500)