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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Hook, fish

Accession no.: N: 1143b
Title: Hook, fish
Description: Hook, fish. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Melville Peninsula ?, Nunavut, Canada, 1819-1823.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Melville Peninsula ?
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Melville Peninsula ?
Getty AAT Fishhooks
Field collection:
Place Canada > Nunavut > Melville Peninsula ?
Date 1819
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Shank is made from a roughly rectangular piece of dark brown musk ox horn ? with notched base, ridged upper surface and flat back. Upturned sharply-pointed polished antler ? hook is inserted into rectangular hole and projects 6 mm on back. Circular hole through centre.

  • Width: 21mm, length: 80mm, depth: 60mm