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Halibut Hook, 19th century

  • Tlingit, Native American

Wood and bone

  • Overall: 1 7/16 × 9 3/8 × 4 3/4 inches (3.7 × 23.8 × 12.1 cm)

Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

collected by J. Malcolm Greany, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Commission (Juneau, Alaska, USA). Lillian Henkel Haass [1879-1960] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA)

1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts(Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Wardwell, Allen. Yakutat South Indian Art of the Northwest Coast. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1964, no. 180.

Tlingit, Native American, Halibut Hook, 19th century, wood and bone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass, 44.256.