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Octopus Lure

Object Number:2003-32-248
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Wood
Plant Fiber
Length: 30 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1993.X.248 - Other Number
CIVIC1993.X.248 - Other Number

Description

Hardwood stick, around one end of which is tied a rounded cluster of cowrie shell fragments. If complete it would have a fishhook at the end of an atttached cord. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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