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Harpoon Head

19th century
Likely Walrus Ivory

Greatest Preserved Dimensions
6.313 x 1.188 x 0.813 in. (16.035 x 3.016 x 2.064 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.145
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.145 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Hunting and Fishing Tools
Culture/Nationality: Arctic, Alaskan, North American

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  • 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.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • 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.
  • point
  • projectile points - Pieces of hard material, typically stone or metal, sharpened to have a cutting edge or penetrating point for use as projectiles or the heads of projectile weapons.

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Dimensions
  • Greatest Preserved Dimensions Dimensions: 6.313 x 1.188 x 0.813 in. (16.035 x 3.016 x 2.064 cm)

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  • "Eskimo Art." (Accessed August 17, 2020): Eskimo Art, http://eskimo-art.org/site/. http://eskimo-art.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/punuk-whaling-harpoon.pdf.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/201202 |title=Harpoon Head |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=2/9/2023 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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