About this object

A one-piece metal hook, with an overall 'c'-shape and a circular cross-section. The point tip is slightly out curved, and the inner and outer surfaces each have a barb. There is fibre wrapping on the bend (bait string), and the line is plaited.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Before 1914
  • Materials
    Iron; Fibre Yarn Flax (NZ) (Phormium sp); Technique: Metal-working
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss C Diggle, 1947
  • Collector
    C Miss Diggle
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    0.5 x 0.5 x 7.4 cm
  • Note
    Fishing was a major economic activity for Maori in the past, and remains important in the present day. Fishing equipment includes nets, traps, and a wide range of hooks for line fishing.
  • Related people
    C Miss Diggle (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • C Miss Diggle

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1947
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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