Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fish hook
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • fish hook, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, metal, pigment?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 6 1/4 x 1 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5739

The metal hook has a small barb at the hooked end. The straight end is secured to peices of bone. The bone is teardrop shaped, with a hole at the drop end and the hook at the narrower end. It is convex on one side and flat on the side with the hook attached. There is green color on the bone near the hook.