Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. Prior to 1842.

Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales
Collection MAE RAS: № 2888-10
Image ID: 4086162
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Museum inventory number:
№ 2888-10
Title:
Blade point of harpoon used for hunting whales
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
prior to 1842
Collector:
unknown
Materials:
slate
Dimensions:
length 33.7 cm, width 2.4 cm
Commentation:
“A whaling harpoon is about 10 feet in length including its slate point which is made like a knife,sharp on both sides which makes it quite fragile” (Lisianskii 1947: 185).
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