Rare Stone Exercise Ball, Hawaiian Islands
diameter 8 1/4in (21cm)
Emma Nakuina (1847-1929), first curator of the Hawaiian National Museum, forerunner to the Bishop Museum
Thence by descent
These large stone balls, carved in perfect spherical shape, were solely used by Hawaiian chiefs and high-ranking officials for improving their balance and agility.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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