Fish hook

Description
An unfinished fish hook made of pearl shell.

Donated by the Devon & Exeter Institution in 1872 and described in the inventory as “9 specimens of shell bait.”
Accession Loan No.
E1759i
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
fish hook
Simple Name
hook
Full Name
fish hook (matau)
Production Year High
1872
Production County
Tahiti, Society Islands
Production Country
French Polynesia (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
pearl shell
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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