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Angled view of a harpoon blade case carved int he shape of a swimming seal | Donald Ellis Gallery

Harpoon blade case

Thule
Western Alaska

1200 – 1700 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 5 ¾"

Inventory # E4106

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Fitzhugh, William and Kaplan, Susan. Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo.  Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, pg. 72, pl. 47

Fitzhugh, William, Hollowell, Julie, Crowell, Aron. Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait. New Haven: Princeton Art Museum, 2009, pg. 209, fig. 3