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Fish hook
(early 20th century)

wood, pāua shell, bone, fibre
43.0 × 2.5 × 3.3 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
New Zealand
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria in memory of Stanley Gordon Moriarty by Jean McKay Moriarty, Fellow, 1979
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Hook carved from bone and attached the main body of hook and tied together with fibre string. The main body of hook is concaved and set with paua shells. On the opposite end of the hook is a twisted rope attached.