University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-32-309
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Ellice Islands
Materials:Pearl Shell
Plant Fiber
Height: 3cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1993.X.239 - Other Number
CIVIC1993.X.239 - Other Number


Composite lure fishhook. Pearl shell shank and pearl shelll point with two holes for lashing. Ellice Islands? (See Beasley xiv, Phelps Pl. 922.)


[Book] Beasley, Harry G. 1928. Pacific Island Records: Fish Hooks. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 118 Pl. 60; p. 421 #493; p. 111View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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