- Museum number
Fish-hook (with line, for bonito) consisting of a hook of pearl shell, made in two pieces, the barb being of shell, fastened by binding through two holes; at the back a tuft of three ply cord.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1888)
- Curator's comments
Christy collection registration slip description, written in 1889?:
Fish hook and hank of well made 3 ply line. The hook is of pearl shell made in two pieces, the barb being in dusky shell, fastened by binding throu' two holes; at the back a tuft of cord.
Danger Island (Pukapuka) 10" S.
W. Wyatt Gill
See Christy Correspondence (File 'L')
Note signed by [?Wm Larkhurt]:
'Fish hook and line for catching Bonito - from Danger Island. The curly threads around the end of the hook is the bait. The Bonito supposes!! this to be the [?heart] of a fish - and so is caught! Mr Gill sent me the [illeg.] and as I had another I thought this might interest you - Notice how well the line and the hook are made'.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1889C2.4027 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1981Q1.1428