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Harpoon

Object Number:A464
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ainu
Provenience: Japan
Hokkaido
Shiraoi
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

Description

Kite (キテ). Toggling harpoon with two wooden poles with long cord attached to one pole. The other pole is sharpened to a point at one end. This harpoon would have been used to hunt large fish or sea mammals. The hook would turn sideways after entering the body of the prey thus anchoring it inside for easy retireval of the harpoon line.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. 2008. アイヌの工芸 : ペンシルバニア大学考古学人類学博物館ヒラーコレクション = Ainu collections : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Hiller Collections.. Sapporo. Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. pg. 134 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 30 cm Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 112 pg. 58View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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