Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fishing lure
  • North or Central America
  • fishing lure, late 1800s–1926
  • ivory, shell?, inlay
  • Object Length/Width: 6.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 2 1/2 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4962

The teardrop-shaped piece of ivory has a small hole drilled at the tapered end. It has two small eyes drilled and inlaid with shell (?) on the rounded end. There is a small slit under the eyes.