Maori Lure Hook, New Zealand
paua shell, bone, fiber, (metal of later date)
length of hook 4 1/4in (10.8cm)
Private Collection, Germany
The present work is a very fine example with possibly the original fiber cord (with later metal swivel), fine patina with highly reflective paua shell surface, only found in the waters of New Zealand.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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