Objects
Throwing board, prior to 1804
Throwing board, prior to 1804
Number
МАЭ № 536-20
Title
Throwing board
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Date
prior to 1804
Expedition
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Collectors-person
Material
wood, ivory
Dimensions
length 46.5 cm, width 6.2 cm, thickness 2.3 cm
Annotation
The collector described this throwing board as follows: “They throw spears with either the right or the left hand with narrow boards which they hold with the forefinger on one side and the three smaller fingers on the other, for which purpose they have drilled holes. They hold the spears on the feathered end in a small slot carved out along the center of the board and throw them directly from the shoulder” (Lisianskii 1947: 186)
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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