Skip to content

Tairua Pearl Shell Lure

3D model description

Fishing lure made from tropical black-lipped pearl shell (Pinctada margaritifera).
It was found in 1964 during an archaeological excavation at Tairua on the Coromandel Peninsula.
The lure is highly significant because it was made in East Polynesia (in the early-mid1300s) and brought here, on a waka, with the Polynesian settlers of Aotearoa.
Identifier: AU1785

  • 3D model format: OBJ and ZIP

Tags

Creator

The story of New Zealand and its people.
Our website

License

CC BY


Add a comment