Lot: 9882nd Tribal Art Auction
Harpoon head, ca. 1400 to 1600 AD
Canada, Inuit, Thule (?)
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Joseph Gerena, New York, USA||L: 12 inch||
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
bone, split on top for insertion of the harpoon tip, hole in the middle for attachment of the harpoon rope, drilled hole for fitting on the foreshaft, slightly dam.; as soon as an animal was hit, the harpoon head is separated from the rest of the harpoon. The hunter remains connected to the animal by the harpoon rope.