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Whaling harpoon

Object Number: 
1922.138
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 92.7 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on one side of spearhead: "S BA. . ." stamped: on other side of spearhead: "J D"
Description: 
Forged iron whaling harpoon; wide, flat head on thin, tapered rod with end formed into a hollow cone.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles McCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group