University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:2003-43-206
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Iron
Lead
Leather
Twine
Technique:Forged
Tanned
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.206 - Other Number
180 (Civic Center, 1957) - Other Number

Description

Large fish hook consisting of long conical sinker of lead into the bottom of which is embedded three barbed iron hooks; the top of the sinker is pierced with a single hole through which a wide leather strip is looped and joined above with a long string of vegetable fiber.


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