Object photography

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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Spear thrower, before 1936
  • Wood, ivory
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, United States
  • L: 19 1/2 in, W: 2 3/4 in, D: 5/8 in (L: 49.5 cm, W: 7.0 cm, D: 1.6 cm)
  • Gift of the Heirs of George C. Stone, 1936
  • E21869


This spear thrower has two finger pegs at the handle, one made out of wood and the other out of ivory. There is an ivory stopper, where the tip of the spear would rest, at the end of a long groove carved in the wood.