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

Lance Head
Made of ivory and metal

After a whale or walrus has been harpooned,
a lance is used to give the final death strike. Sealskin rope passes through the hole in the lance head; the rope is used to lash the tapered end of the head into a bone or ivory socket on
the wooden lance shaft.

From the Eastern Arctic
Dating to the 19th century
Gift of Austin Bill
NS27047


HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURING TOOLS
DOMESTIC TOOLS

Lance Head, NS27047

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