Arts of the Americas
Middle Horizon Period
3 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (8.9 x 2.9 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Carved stone spear thrower with kneeling human figure wearing a four-cornered cap with flaps hanging down the sides and back. He carries a bow and arrow in one hand and an axe in the other. Amber-colored stone with traces of red pigment around the figure's neck, bottom of legs, and the objects in hands.
Condition: good; nose slightly damaged.
This item is not on view
Wari. Spear Thrower, 700-1000. Stone, 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (8.9 x 2.9 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.224.30_profile_left_PS6.jpg)
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