Composite lure hook. Pearl shell shank and point, lashed on with vegetable fiber. See Phelps, Plate 60, p. 118, and Beasley LXVII # II. Similar to L-180-82. Used with a rod and drawn swiftly along the surface of the water.
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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[Book] Beasley, Harry G. 1928. Pacific Island Records: Fish Hooks. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. LXVII Fig. II
[Book] Phelps, Steven. 1976. Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 118 Pl. 60; p. 421 #493; p. 111
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