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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

On striking the animal, the harpoon shaft releases from the harpoon head. When the animal dives, the tension between the embedded harpoon head and the float causes the head to toggle, firmly anchoring it within the animal.

From Ungava Bay, Quebec
Dating to the 19th century
Gift of A.S. Gerald
NS22027


HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURING TOOLS
DOMESTIC TOOLS

Harpoon Head, NS22027

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