ESK19 - Eskimo Ivory /bone hunting points.

9 blunt ivory arrow points for birds; 9 points for blades for seal harpooning. Most of these points show discoloration from having been buried in peat-rich permafrost. This indicates that they were dug from old habitations or middens—most likely on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Straits area. Three are equipped with metal blades; two of corroded iron, and one with copper. Three have bifid spurs showing age. Some have breaks in the ivory bodies. Two are crafted from bone or antler. The blunt bird bird arrow points were used, generally, for shooting birds on the ground, especially molting waterfowl. These are sold by choice.  (inventory 584)  Items 6, 7, 12, 13, 16,17, 18,19 have been sold



Price - $35.00 each

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