A kakivak is a fish spear (a type of harpoon) with a central point flanked by two arched pieces of ivory tipped with barbs. Once the fish was impaled on the central point, the arched pieces kept it from slipping off.
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5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)
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JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), FISHERMAN WITH KAKIVAK, Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq
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