Lure

About this object

History of use

For codfish. Thrust by means of a long pole to bottom of sea shallows; when released it spins, twirling upward, attracting fish.

Physical description

Carved wooden head of a canine (possibly a wolf) with extended tongue. Extending backward and glued to this figure's neck are three paddle-shaped prongs. In cross section each prong is flat on the outside and convex on the inside. The join between the head and prongs is wrapped with a strip of red-coloured bark.