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Harpoon

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Object Number:50-16-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Aleut
Provenience: Alaska
Atka Island
Aleutian Islands
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Copper
Cotton
Bone
Pigment
Wood
Length: 135 cm
Outside Diameter:2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Henry V. Gummere, 1950

Description

Copper dart head, with white cotton line tied to shaft in two places. Bone socket piece lashed to shaft with black cotton. Shaft painted red, widened and flattened base but greatest circumference at socket end. (To be used with throwing board.)

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