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Blade container. 19th century
Blade container. 19th century
Number
МАЭ № 2925-93/b
Title
Blade container
Ethnicity
Katmai
Date
19th century
Collectors-person
Unknown
Material
wood, sinew
Dimensions
length 11.4 cm, width 3.6 cm, thickness 2.4 cm.
Annotation
Spears of this same type were used by the Kodiak Alutiit. Heirmonk Gedeon wrote about their spears: “The shaft of a spear was three quarters of (an arshin (Russian measure of 28 inches)—S. Korsun.) Or longer, with a tip made from caribou horn, with three notches (with three notches. –S.Korsun.) and with stone or copper tips (edges.—S.Korsun.) of one and one half vershoks in length (a vershok is 1 3/4 inches or 4.4 centimeters)” (Gedeon 1994: 61).
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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