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)
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."