Harpoon head and line

A line of seal hide with bindings of quill and sinew or gut. The toggling harpoon head is set with an iron blade. Collected 1826-7 by Peard on the voyage of HMS Blossom.

Object Summary

Museum Number 51/1916/46
Simple Name harpoon head and line
Full Name harpoon head and line
Common Name harpoon head and line
Material ivory; iron; sinew or gut
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county Bering Strait / Northwest Alaska
Production continent America
Cultural group Inupiat or Yup’ik Eskimo
Function name weapon