Three Rare Maori Fish Hooks, New Zealand
Wood, bone, shell, fiber
heights 2 1/4 to 7 1/2in (5.7 to 19.1cm)
Private Collection, East Coast
One finely carved from whalebone with a tiki head carved in high relief at each end; another of wood, haliotis shell and bone tightly bound together with fiber cordage; the last of wood and bone tightly bound with fiber with line still attached.