Maori Lure Hook, New Zealand
Lot 87Y
Maori Lure Hook, New Zealand
Sold for US$ 1,375 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Maori Lure Hook, New Zealand
matau
paua shell, bone, fiber, (metal of later date)
length of hook 4 1/4in (10.8cm)

Provenance:
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.
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