Three Game Disks, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 60
Three Game Disks, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 275 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Three Game Disks, Hawaiian Islands
'ulu maika
Stone (probably basalt)
diameters 3in (7.6cm); 3 1/8in (8cm); 3 1/8in (8cm)

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

Ellis (1839: p. 198) describes the game of 'ulumaika, "...Two sticks are stuck in the ground only a few inches apart, at a distance of thirty or forty yards, and between these, without striking the either, the parties at play strive to throw their stone; at other times, the only contention is, who can bowl it furthest along the tahua, or floor." (Buck, 1957: p. 372)
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