Octopus lure, from Samoa. Cowry shell plates on a basalt cone core. Designed to represent a rat.

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Media/Materials
Basalt, cowry shell, tree root tail
Measurements
Body: 90 mm long x 45 mm wide
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Octopus lure, from Samoa. Cowry shell plates on a basalt cone core. Designed to represent a rat. . Courtesy of Te Manawa Museums Trust.
Accession number
77/151/8

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