Peru, South Coast, Nasca (?), 2nd-8th Century / Spear-Thrower / c. 100-700Peru, South Coast, Nasca (?), 2nd-8th Century
c. 100-700

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Creator Nationality: South American; Pre-Columbian; Nazca
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, South Coast, Nasca (?), 2nd-8th Century
Title: Spear-Thrower
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 100
Creation End Date: 700
Creation Date: c. 100-700
Creation Place: possibly Nasca
Creation Place: South Coast
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms and Armor
Materials and Techniques: wood, metal, bone, thread, sinew
Dimensions: Overall:
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1953.271
Credit Line: Gift of John Wise
Context: Male figures painted on Nasca ceramics are often depicted holding a spear-thrower in one hand and a trophy-head in the other, suggesting that this weapon was used in warfare or raiding. Hunters also used spear-throwers, however.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1953.271
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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