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||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.