Fish spear prong

One of three spear prongs. Used to catch fish.

Brought to England by donor’s father, Captain George Shuldham Peard in 1828. He served as 1st Lieutenant, later Commander, on HMS Blossom (1825-1828). One of the ships sent to search for Sir John Franklin’s expedition to the Canadian Arctic.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
51/1916/36
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Area Region
North America
Material
walrus ivory | | | |
Common Name
fish spear prong
Simple Name
prong
Production Town

Production County
Bering Strait / Northwest Alaska
Production Country
United States of America
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low
1826
Production Year High
1827

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fish spear prong