Ancient Stirrup Pounder, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 54
Ancient Stirrup Pounder, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 2,125 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ancient Stirrup Pounder, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands
Basalt
length 4 1/2in (11.4cm)

Provenance:
Emma Nakuina (1847-1929), first curator of the Hawaiian National Museum, forerunner to the Bishop Museum
Thence by descent

According to Buck (1957: p.31), "The stirrup pounder is the second of the specialized forms from Kauai and, like the ring pounder, is unique to that island. The descriptive term stirrup was applied locally from a fancied resemblance to the foreign stirrup; and as no specific Hawaiian name has been recorded for this pounder their term may be continued arbitrarily to distinguish if from the other two types of pounders."
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