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Harpoon Socket, Old Bering Sea II, 400 - 800 AD

Harpoon Socket, Old Bering Sea II, 400 - 800 AD

Harpoon Socket, Old Bering Sea II, 400 - 800 AD

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Harpoon Socket, Old Bering Sea II, 400 - 800 AD


Height: 8 1/2 in (21.6 cm)

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) ivory

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Walter Toolie, Savoonga, St Lawrence Island, excavated at Ivetok, St Lawrence Island
Jeffrey R. Myers, New York, acquired from the above
Acquired from the above
Lin and Emile Deletaille, eds, Trésors du nouveau monde, Brussels, 1992, p. 102, fig. 9
William W. Fitzhugh, Julie Hollowell, and Aron L. Crowell, eds, Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, Princeton, 2009, p. 181, fig. 22, p. 280, fig. 20c, and p. 300, cat. no. 40
Musée du Cinquantenaire, musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, Brussels, Trésors du nouveau monde, September 15 – December 27, 1992
Princeton University Art Museum, Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, October 3, 2009 – January 10, 2010