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Artifact Number:
 10076

Object:
Fishhook, metal
Makau

Material:
 Metal (iron)

Dimensions:
 7.92 x 4.29 x 0.62 cm

Origin:
 Hawaii, Hawaii, Polynesia

Comments:
 This is a barbless iron one-piece fishhook with the shank bent over at the top to act as a loop for fishing line. The body is curved though the top of the shank is straight. One of the names for a barbless fishhook is 'omau, which means "to hold steadfast."



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