Fishhook of Shell

Unidentified maker (Solomon Islands)

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collected about 1837-1855

Mother of Pearl, red cloth, tortoise shell hook

Overall: 2 15/16 × 1/2 × 7/8 in. (7.5 × 1.3 × 2.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

13.12.731

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Solomon Islands

Period

19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Provenance

Source unknown, in the Dartmouth College Museum collection by the late 19th century; probably collected by the Whaling Captain Worthen Hall (1802-1887), Croydon, New Hampshire [who sailed with his wife Polly D. Lovewell Hall (1807-1886) and his daughter], 1837-1955; given to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hall Hubbard (1849-about 1889), Croydon, New Hampshire [to be credited as a gift from her parents]; bequeathed to present collection, 1889; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

RED # 13.186

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