Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown maker from Venezuela
  • float, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • reed, gum resin, metal, monofilament
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 56.5 x 7.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6829

The float is made from a length of reed. The ends are sealed with black resin. Monofilament is tied around the reed near one end, and then wrapped several times. There is a barbed metal fishhook on one end of the monofilament with a metal weight.