Lot: 98

82nd 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 This object is not available anymore.

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.