Shark Hook

Hawai'i (Hawaii), Polynesia, Oceania

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about 1839-1841

Wood, whale ivory, and plant fiber

Overall: 10 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (27 x 14 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Smithsonian Institution

13.3.684

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Hawaii

Period

19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Provenance

Collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition in Fiji, 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.

Old Number

Smithsonian Instutitue # unknown; DCM Red # 13.106

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