Object photography

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Object description

  • A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo) artist
  • Throwing stick, mid-late 19th century
  • Wood
  • Southwestern United States
  • L: 21 1/2 in, W: 1 6/8 in, D: 1 in (L: 54.6 cm, W: 4.4 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3797


This is a throwing stick used for hunting rabbits. The object is made with a flat stick, curved at one end and notched at the other to form a thinner area for grasping.