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Clarsach Clarsach

Clarsach or Highland harp said to have been given by Mary, Queen of Scots, to Beatrix Gardyne of Banchory while on a hunting trip in Atholl, c. 1563, made in the West Highland region, c. 1450.

Harp Harp

Harp with ornamental mountings of brass, called the 'Lamont Harp', Scotland, c. 1500

Harpoon head Harpoon head

Harpoon head (Harpun), Mesolithic, from Trelleborg, Sjaelland, Denmark

Harp case Harp case

Harp case for the Lamont Harp, elaborately carved, made by Whytock and Reid of Edinburgh

Harpoon counterweight Harpoon counterweight

Harpoon counterweight, of fossilised walrus ivory, extensively engraved: North America, USA, Alaska, Bering Strait, St Lawrence Island, Ivetok, Old Bering Sea II Inuit, c. 100 - 300 AD

Harpoon head Harpoon head

Harpoon head of bronze in the form of a massive piece of rod formed with expanded proximal end and flattened, barbed distal point: Ancient Egyptian, Early Dynastic

Harpoon head Harpoon head

Harpoon head, of barbed bone, secured with sinew, birch bark and resin to a wooden socket, with a line of twisted strands of animal fibre coiled round with cedar bark: North America, Canada, Vancouver Island, Nuu-chah-nulth, late 18th century

Harpoon head Harpoon head

Barbed harpoon head, of bone, with line of wrapped sinew attached: North America, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Nuu-chah-nulth, late 18th century

Harp Harp

Harp or kundi with wooden turtle-back body covered with leather, curved arm with carved head on headstock, five tuning-pegs and strings of vegetable fibre: Africa, North Africa, Sudan, Darfur

Harp Harp

Harp with triangular body of wood and eight arms of twig lashed together, eight strings of root tendril, and a wooden image which stands on the body: Southern Nigeria, East Central State, Igbo people

Harpoon head Harpoon head

Harpoon line, of walrus hide, with two harpoon heads, of bone, copper and stone: North America, Canada, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Inuit, early - mid 19th century

Harp Harp

Harp or ngombi, of pale cottonwood with hollow boat-shaped body, covered on top with skin fastened with wooden pins, with rising curved arm with eight tuning-pegs and gut strings, and carved human head on the headstock: Africa, Central Africa, Gabon, late 19th century

Harp Harp

Hollow wooden bodied bow harp covered with animal hide, the hardwood neck fitted with five pegs for strings: Africa, Central Africa, Nilotic Sudan, Azande people

Harpoon, whale / walrus Harpoon, whale / walrus

Whale and walrus harpoon consisting of a spruce shaft, walrus ivory foreshaft with a socket, walrus ivory ice pick, an ivory finger-rest and line-catch: North America, USA, Alaska, Point Barrow, Western Region Inuit

Harpoon Harpoon

Small harpoon consisting of a foreshaft of walrus ivory with a small disengaging barbed ivory point attached to the wooden shaft by thong: Inuit, Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Harpoon Harpoon

Whale and walrus harpoon, with spruce shaft, walrus bone foreshaft, walrus ivory point secured to the shaft and foreshaft, ice-pick, finger-rest and line-catch: North America, USA, Alaska, Point Barrow, Arctic, Inupiat, 1820s

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