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Spear Thrower

Arts of the Americas

  • Place Found: Peru
  • DATES 700-1000
    PERIOD Middle Horizon Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (8.9 x 2.9 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.224.30
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE profile, 86.224.30_profile_left_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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    Spear Thrower