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THE ROLE OF IVORY: HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
THE ROLE OF IVORY | HOW THE INUIT HAVE USED IVORY

Harpoon Head
Made of ivory and metal

White whales or large seals are captured with this style of toggling harpoon head. The harpoon shaft fits into the bottom hole of the harpoon head, and a sealskin line passes through the central hole joining the harpoon head to a sealskin float.

From South Baffin Island or eastern Hudson Bay
Dating to 1910-1914
Robert J. Flaherty Collection,
Gift of Sir William Mackenzie
HC1863


HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURING TOOLS
DOMESTIC TOOLS

Harpoon Head, HC1863

Snow Goggles, HC1775
Snow Goggles, HC3615 Fish Hook, 951X57.2 Harpoon Head, HC1863 Harpoon Head, NS22027 Lance Head, NS27047
 
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