Seal Hunting Spear Foreshaft

Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit), Sisimiut, West Greenland, Greenland, Eastern Arctic, Arctic


collected 1938-1939

Bone (likely whale bone) and iron

Overall: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of George Murphy, Class of 1941



North America, Greenland


20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing


Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Collected by George Frost Murphy, Jr. (1918-2001, Class of 1941) on the McMillan Expedition, 1938-39; given to present collection, 1939.

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