Fish Hook; 202


Mangawhai Museum


Fish Hook

About this object

Turtle shell hook on a pearl shell which has 2 front protuberances that make the lure jump on the surface of the water, like the movement of a small fish. Used for trolling.
Not a Maori artifact but possibly from the Solomon Island. Similar hooks seen in reference book at Auckland Museum.
Excellent condition.


L 7.25cm W 1.5cm (across hook base) H 2.5 (base to protruding hook)

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