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Model Sealing Harpoon

ca. 1950
Wood, ivory, and sinew

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 65.E2.8
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Alaska
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Hunting and Fishing Tools
Culture/Nationality: Inupiaq, Native American, North American

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Arctic - In the context of art and culture, the culture of the indigenous peoples of the northern polar region of the earth, including the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The term may also refer to the animals, plants, climate, geology, geography, and oceanography of the area.
  • dentin - Material comprising the primary, bone-like structure of a tooth. Dentin is hard calcareous material, with less porosity and less organic matter than bone. It is generally covered with a protective enamel layer. Layers of dentin cover animal teeth (whale, hippopotamus, boar, etc.) and tusks (ivory, elephant, walrus, etc.).
  • harpoons - Hunting weapons consisting of a fixed or detachable barbed head mounted on a staff, thrown by hand or fired from a harpoon gun, used against large fish and marine mammals.
  • hunting - The action or practice of chasing, and usually killing, game or other wild animals, for sustenance, profit, or sport.
  • Inupiaq
  • models - Refers to scaled or lifesize representations of objects, structures, beings, or other subjects, usually three-dimensional.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Frederica de Laguna: At Home in the Arctic Bryn Mawr College , Oct 1, 2010 – Mar 31, 2013
  • Frederica DeLaguna: Contributions of an American Anthropologist to the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Apr 1, 1999 – Dec 15, 2003

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