Walrus harpoon

Description
Walrus were usually hunted from an umiak, a skin boat. The size of the unck, or walrus harpoon, depended on the size of its owner and, when in use, had bladder floats attached.
Collected before 1940.
Accession Loan No.
33/1953/60
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
walrus harpoon
Simple Name
harpoon
Full Name
harpoon
Dimensions
whole length 1490 mm; whole W 55 mm
Cultural Group
Inuit
Production County
North eastern Canada or Greenland
Production Country
Arctic (Canada or Greenland)
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

Material
walrus ivory; iron
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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