Saw-Tooth Swivel Harpoon Point
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Saw-Tooth Swivel Harpoon Point

Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art

Epoque 600 - 900 AD

Origine Punuk Culture, Bering Strait, Alaska

Medium Mineralized walrus bone

Dimension 19.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm (7¹/₂ x 1⁵/₈ x 1 inches)

E 229) Exceptional pivoting (swivel) harpoon point for whaling and walrus hunting. This classically shaped example is adorned on the lower side with a series of open half-moon cutouts - resembling the edge of a saw blade - that appear to be unique and without any obvious function other than symbolic. Mineralized walrus bone (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) 

Epoque: 600 - 900 AD

Origine: Punuk Culture, Bering Strait, Alaska

Medium: Mineralized walrus bone

Dimension: 19.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm (7¹/₂ x 1⁵/₈ x 1 inches)

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Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art

Tribal Art dealer specializing in early Oceanic Art since 1980 and archaic Eskimo Art since 2010

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