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Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales, prior to 1842
Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales, prior to 1842
Number
МАЭ № 2888-10
Title
Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Date
prior to 1842
Collectors-person
Unknown
Material
Dimensions
length 33.7 cm, width 2.4 cm
Annotation
“A whaling harpoon is about 10 feet in length including its slate point which is made like a knife,sharp on both sides which makes it quite fragile” (Lisianskii 1947: 185).
Corpus
Ethnography of America
Albums
Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales, prior to 1842
Boots. 19th century