Two Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands widths 2 and 2 1/4in (5.1 anc 6.4cm)
Lot 38
Two Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands widths 2 and 2 1/4in (5.1 and 6.4cm)
Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Two Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands widths 2 and 2 1/4in (5.1 anc 6.4cm)
Lot Details
Two Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands
stone (probably basalt)
widths 2 and 2 1/4in (5.1 and 6.4cm)

Provenance:
Purportedly used in the climatic battle for Oahu waged by Kamehameha I in 1795
Charles Brickwood Lyman, Hawaii
Leo Fortess, Hawaii, with his handwritten card describing how they were found

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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