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Fishhook, Lure, D42.160

Physical Description

Lure and hook. Lure is made from ovoid mid grey stone with white spots. Groove around middle with notches at sides. A cord passes around this groove, with a knot on one side notch. At the other side a cord of sinew is attached with a hook on the end. At the narrow end of the lure, a hole is drilled with thicker cord attached.
The hook is made from a long narrow piece of bone with sinew attached to one end. A blue bead is threaded onto the sinew. At other end, four metal hooks made from two perpendicular pieces of metal which pass through a hole and curve down. A blue bead and a white bead are tied onto the tip of the hook.


From the: Sargood Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 645 x 36.5 x 28.6mm

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