Three Ancient Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 61
Three Ancient Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Three Ancient Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands
Stone (probably basalt)
widths 2 1/8in (5.5cm); 2 1/4in (5.7cm); 2 1/2in (6.3cm)

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

Cook (1784, vol. 2. p. 248) wrote, "We likewise saw some oval pieces of whet-stone well polished, but somewhat pointed toward each end, nearly resembling in shape some stones which we had seen at New Caledonia in 1774, and used there in their slings."
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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