Walrus harpoon

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.

Object Summary

Museum Number 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 continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county North eastern Canada or Greenland
Production continent North America
Cultural group Inuit
Function name weapon