Fishing hook

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Fish hook with mother of pearl lure, tortoise-shell hook and beaded decorations. Stated to have been found near Whitianga. Mother of pearl and tortoise-shell suggests that it originated in the Pacific Islands and the beads would indicate that it does not date any earlier than the missionary era.
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Tortoise[?] shell, mother of pearl, natural fibre, glass[?] beads.
75 x 18 x 22mm - HxWxD.
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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