Fish hook

Description
To a predator, the reflective surface of the shell resembles the shiny body of a fish swimming in the water. Therefore this hook requires no bait and would have been used to catch large fish like tuna.
Accession Loan No.
83/2005/3
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
fish hook
Simple Name
trolling lure
Full Name
trolling lure
Dimensions
Whole length 92 mm; Whole H 17 mm; Whole width 15 mm
Production Year Low
1950
Production Year High
1967
Production County
Florida
Production Country
Solomon Islands
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
clamshell; tortoiseshell; vegetable fibre
Collection Area Region
Melanesia
Collection Continent
Pacific

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