Heavy harpoon for hunting sea otter and seal. Aleutians.

Heavy harpoon for hunting sea otter and seal
Collection MAE RAS: № 4270-43
Image ID: 1241857988
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Museum inventory number:
№ 4270-43
Title:
Heavy harpoon for hunting sea otter and seal
Ethnicity:
Aleutians
Place:
USA , Russian America
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, The Aleutian Islands
Date:
19th cent.
Collector:
unknown sailor
Expedition:
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Materials:
wood, ivory, sinew, reindeer hair, paint
Dimensions:
Length 182.3 cm, diam. 2.8 cm. Tip of shaft: length 48 cm, diam. 2.8 cm.