Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0138

Category: Hook - Boat Hook

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Wood, bone and string lashings.

Description: Boat hooks like this were utilized by Eskimo hunters, to pull kayaks to icy shore landings, or push them away. One of the hooks is carved with a seal head at the end opposite the point.

Dimensions: 66" and 53"


Chilberg Collection


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008


Smith, J.G.E., Arctic Art; Eskimo Ivory, Museum of the American Indian, New York, 1980, p.37

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