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fish hook
  • Country Unknown
  • fish hook, late 1800s–2007
  • bone, lead, string, iron
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 x 2 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5740

The fish hook has a bone segment and an iron hook. The nearly cylindrical piece of bone has a string loop at one end and a small piece of lead, secured to the bone with string wrapping. The iron hook with the barb at the hooked end is secured to the other end with string wrapping.