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Octopus Lure

Object Number:2003-32-248
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Wood
Plant Fiber
Length: 30 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1993.X.248 - Other Number
CIVIC1993.X.248 - Other Number

Description

Hardwood stick, around one end of which is tied a rounded cluster of cowrie shell fragments. If complete it would have a fishhook at the end of an atttached cord. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Bibliography:

[Book] Kaeppler, Adrienne L. 1978. Cook Voyage Artifacts.. Bishop Museum Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: P. 156 (Fig. 286) (top)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] 1998. James Cook - Gifts and Treasures from the South Seas.. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 293-294, Figs 70, 71.View Objects related to this Type Citation

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