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Harpoon. Part a is a partial wooden shaft that curves slightly along its length, with a squared base at bottom. Head is carved of walrus tusk and tapers to a point, with carved rings at neck, attached to the shaft with hide ties. Part b is the bottom element of the shaft, also made of wood, straight and slightly squared along the length and tapering at butt. Top has an inset square of tusk, with several short hide ties piercing the wood just below. Several small holes are bored into the shaft of parts a and b, some with nubs of tusk emerging. A necessary piece connecting parts a and b is missing.


Purchased using auction funds donated by Anne Piternick.

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