University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:2003-43-207
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Leather
Lead
Iron
Twine
Technique:Forge
Tanned
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.207 - Other Number
179 (Civic Center, 1957) - Other Number

Description

Fish hook consisting of large fish-shaped sinker of lead in the bottom of which is embedded two barbed iron hooks; a wide strip of leather runs through a hole pierced at the top of the sinker; a noose of vegetable fiber twine connects the top ends of the leather strip.


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