Cowrie from an Octopus Lure

Unidentifed Kanaka Maoli maker

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collected 19th century

Cowrie shell

Overall: 4 1/8 × 2 3/4 × 1 15/16 in. (10.5 × 7 × 5 cm)

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

13.2.604

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Hawaii

Period

19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Provenance

Source unknown; donated to Dartmouth College, in the late 18th or 19th century; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red #13.35 Old # 192

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