Seal Spear

Karl Mathiasen, Greenlandic, active 20th century
Eastern Arctic


about 1960

Wood (machine worked) shaft, narwhal tusk, steel, copper, and hide

Overall: 68 5/8 × 1 9/16 × 1 1/8 in. (174.3 × 4 × 2.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Per Jacobi



Place Made: Saqqaq, Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay region, Greenland, North America


20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Made by Karl Mathiasen, Saqqaq, Greenland; Per Jacobi's father, Greenland, to Per Jacobi, Special Student at Dartmouth College, arranged by David C. Nutt [1919-2008, Class of 1941], about 1960's; given to present collection, 1960.

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