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With detachable walrus ivory harpoon secured with sinew to a wood shaft with an ivory socket piece. Used for hunting the white beluga whale and large bearded seals ‘mukluk’
Mid 19th Century
Size: 170cm long – 67 ins long (max.) harpoon tip: 46cm long – 18 ins long
Full grown male bearded seals known as ‘mukluk’ to the Eskimo’s can weigh between 600 and 800 pounds and are important in addition to food for the many products they provide including rawhide thong, boot sole leather, kayak covers, bladder floats and gutskin for clothing.
|Height||170.00 cm||(66.93 inches)|