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
Simple Name
harpoon
Full Name
harpoon
Common Name
walrus harpoon
Production Country
Arctic (Canada or Greenland)
Material
walrus ivory; iron
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Contintent
America
Collection Area Region
N
Production County
North eastern Canada or Greenland
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Cultural Group
Inuit
Family Group

Function Name
weapon
Dimensions
whole length 1490 mm; whole W 55 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:22
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:31

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