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Harpoon head representing a polar bear  (Hunting/Fishing/Warfare)  "circa 1880"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1870-1890

Materials:

Ivory, iron

Techniques:

Carved, incised

Dimensions:

Cultures:

American Indians, Arctic, Greenland, Kalaallitt (Greenland Eskimo), Native Americans, North America

Geographical Areas:

Eastern Arctic

Country:

Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)

Collection History:

Probably collected between 1891 and 1892 by members of an expedition led by arctic explorer Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) and sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; lent to MAI by the Academy in 1929; purchased by MAI the same year.

Source ID:

NMAI_179516

Catalog Number:

16/7539

Album Name:

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