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."
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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