Harpoon with float for sea otter hunting. Aleutians.

Harpoon with float for sea otter hunting
Collection MAE RAS: № 593-87
Image ID: 1241857312
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Museum inventory number:
№ 593-87
Title:
Harpoon with float for sea otter hunting
Ethnicity:
Aleutians
Place:
USA , Russian America
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, The Aleutian Islands, The Fox Islands, Akun Island
Date:
1843
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Expedition:
I.G. Voznesenskii's expedition (1840-1849)
Materials:
wood, ivory, sinew, urinary bladder, paint, birchbark, caribou hair
Dimensions:
length 129 cm, diam. 2.3 cm. Top of shaft: length: 9.5 cm, diam. 2.5 cm. Blade: length 10 cm, width 1.6 cm, thickness 0.9 cm.