The shank of this fish lure is made from antler. It has a length of baleen line tied through two holes at the narrow end and an iron barb is set into a drilled hole at the broader end of the shank. Two pieces of copper decoration are set into shallow holes drilled on each edge of the shank, and a hole that has been drilled through the face of the shank might at one time also held a decorative insert. This fish lure appears to be one of a set of lures that were acquired as a set.
FROM CARD: "WOODEN OR BONE SHANKS, THROUGH THE LOWER END OF WHICH ARE PASSED BARBLESS IVORY, IRON, OR COPPER POINTS. GANGINGS MADE OF SPLIT QUILLS, WALRUS WHISKER, OR WHALEBONE; SOME HAVE STONE OR IVORY SINKERS WITH SNOODS; LINES MADE OF WALRUS HIDE, WHALEBONE, ETC. CAT. NO. 2239."