Object photography

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Object description

  • Hawaiian artist
  • Makau (fish hook), first half 19th century
  • Tortoise shell, fiber
  • Hawai'i
  • Gift of Mr. Stephen W. Phillips and Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips, 1925
  • E19696


This fishhook is carved out of tortoise shell with a barb on the outside of the hook and a line of twisted fiber.