- Museum number
Fish-hook (with line in a bundle) made of carved and polished pearlshell, tufts of grey/white feathers and vegetable fibre.
- Production date
- 19th Century (Pre- 1892)
Length: 3 centimetres (barb)
Length: 10.50 centimetres (shank)
Length: 27 centimetres (total)
Width: 3 centimetres (bundle)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Obtained by Admiral (then Captain) Davis in the Pacific
Register reads: Presented by Capt. Davis R.N. / obt. by him in the Pacific
Davis published a sales catalogue "LIST OF ETHNOGRAPHICAL OBJECTS Collected during the Cruises of H.M.S ROYALIST amongst the Islands of the WESTERN PACIFIC in 1890-91-92 Obtained by Admiral (then Captain Davis) in the Pacific 93". The British Museum copy (MUS/26b-9-6) is annotated: The Collection of Admiral Davis / Bt. by Edward Gerrard / 61 College House / Camden Town / N. W. / BM had first pick / part purchased by Urnlauff. Hamburg.
Collected on Admiral Davis' third voyage on the HMS Royalist to Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu, specifically between 30th July 1892 and 3rd August 1892.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1894C3.208 (old CDMS no.)