Object Number:2003-32-309
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Ellice Islands
Materials:Pearl Shell
Plant Fiber
Height: 3 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1993.X.239 - Other Number
CIVIC1993.X.239 - Other Number


Compound fishhook. Pearl shell shank and pearl shelll point with two holes for lashing. Ellice Islands? (See Beasley xiv, Phelps Pl. 922.) Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.


[Book] Beasley, Harry G. 1928. Pacific Island Records: Fish Hooks.. Seeley Service, London. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. LXVII Fig. IIView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Phelps, Steven. 1976. Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas.. Hutchinson & Co. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 118 Pl. 60; p. 421 #493; p. 111View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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