Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Throwing stick, mid-late 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Southwestern United States
  • L: 23 6/8 in, W: 2 1/2 in, D: 1/2 in (L: 60.3 cm, W: 6.3 cm, D: 1.3 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3796


Inscribed, in ink, "Stevenson II Cushin", "41979", "69".


This is a throwing stick used for hunting rabbits. The stick is flat and curved somewhat like a boomerang. The throwing stick has a short handle painted dull red with black trim. There is a similar band at the curve and trim at the end.