Ancient Round Grooved Sinker, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 44
Ancient Round Grooved Sinker, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ancient Round Grooved Sinker, Hawaiian Islands
pohakialoa
Stone with coral encrustation
diameter 4 3/4in (12cm)

Provenance:
Emma Nakuina (1847-1929), first curator of the Hawaiian National Museum, forerunner to the Bishop Museum
Thence by descent

According to Buck (1957: p. 342) "Stone sinkers were used with nets, fishing lines, squid lures, and ground bait; but the introduction of lead speedily led to their abandonment."
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  1. Fredric Backlar
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