- Museum number
Seal harpoon shaft (going with head 1900,-.137) made of wood (cedar); harpoon with wooden shaft, ivory foreshaft tied to end with sinew; foreshaft carved in shape of seal.
- Production date
- 1900 (before)
Height: 135.25 centimetres
Width: 2.75 centimetres
Depth: 2.25 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ethnography Department Christy Collection registration Slip: "Harpoon shaft of cedar wood with heavy ivory end carved to resemble a seal's head. (the head belong to this is 1900-137). Harpoon for seal Alaska (Eskimo). Long implement with native copper tip sent apart goes with this RWS.". Also Christy Register entry.
Original Freer Collection label: almost all removed; remains illegible.
[NB: a second item 1900-136 is registered on a Slip only: leaf basket from Marquesas Is., Oceania.]
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1900C3.136 (old CDMS no.)