- Museum number
Atlatl, spear thrower, throwing board. Handle carved precisely to fit the right hand with indentaions for three fingers and a single index finger socket.One side is decorated with the restricted image of a sea otter, the snout only, and a series of blue beads inserted along the length. On the other side the spearshaft groove ends with a notch that would once have contained an ivory spur.
Length: 45 centimetres
Width: 5 centimetres
Depth: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register addition "Cook Inlet".
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994 Oct-1995 Feb, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska; Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected on George Vancouver's voyage to Hawaii and the NW coast of North America 1791-1795.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1891C25.101 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: 153 (Hewitt catalogue number)