Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fish hook with line
  • unknown Pech (Paya) maker
  • fish hook with line, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Honduras
  • metal, plant fiber, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 1 x 1 cm metal point only
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 3/8 x 3/8 in metal point only
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7289

The barbed metal point is attached to a length of twisted plant fiber cord. The straight metal point has two areas with barbs. There is a triangle near one end where the cord is secured. There is a short length of cord near the metal point that is braided rather than twisted.