Rare Stone Exercise Ball, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 299
Rare Stone Exercise Ball, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rare Stone Exercise Ball, Hawaiian Islands
diameter 8 1/4in (21cm)
Basalt

Provenance:
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.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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