Meat Hook

Unidentified Fijian maker


possibly collected 1838-1842

Wood and plant fiber

Overall: 10 7/16 × 3 15/16 in. (26.5 × 10 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Possibly acquired in an exchange from the Smithsonian Institution



Place Made: Fiji, Melanesia, Oceania


19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Processing

Research Area


Not on view


Possibly collected by the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880's; catalogued, 1913.

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