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gancho (hook)
  • Mexico
  • gancho (hook), 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 57.5 x 23 x 24 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 5/8 x 9 1/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5250

The wooden hook has four tines. It is roughly carved from a stick with four braches at the same level. Some bark is still present but it is mostly light colored wood.

It was commonly used through the area to hang a variety of things.