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Ivory trolling hook with an attached metal barb and a plaited vegetable fibre cord.


trolling hook

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  trolling hook
object name:  trolling hook

North America, Americas
Additional place information
made or collected:  North America 
Additional culture information
maker or user: Inuit 

Materials & techniques
ivory; plant fibre; metal
Additional material & technique information
material: plant fibre (cord)
material: metal (hook/barb)
material: ivory (overall)
overall: 96 x 32 x 17 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 96 x 32 x 17 mm

vendor:  Lovett, Edward  Undefined - 1924

Related objects
contains component; trolling hook (24.158.1)
Related subjects
association: Fish-hooks (World Gallery - Display group)
association: Food and Feasting
maker or user: Inuit
object name: trolling hooks

Record created 2001-11-05
Record last updated 2018-06-28

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