About this object

A two-piece hook with a wood shank and a bone point. The bend is 'v'-shaped with a round cross-section. The point is incurving slightly with one barb on the inner surface, and is lashed on to the wood at a right angle. The line is plaited and badly lashed on with string, which may be a recent addition. The point lashing is loose, and the line fragile.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1945 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Fibre; Bone; Technique: Carved
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr H J Vickers, 1945
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    16.5 x 2.4 x 26.0 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
    H J Mr Vickers ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • H J Mr Vickers

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1945
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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