SPECIAL ADVISORY: To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Yale University Art Gallery will remain closed until further notice. Learn More

Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Vomiting stick figurine

1200–1500

Bone, Probably Manatee

19.05 × 3.28 × 0.79 cm (7 1/2 × 1 5/16 × 5/16 in.)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.94
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Caribbean, Taino
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

“Brooklyn Museum: Arts of the Americas: Ritual Spatula or Swallow Stick,” https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/158215/Ritual_Spatula_or_Swallow_Stick (accessed 4/21/15).

“tainomuseum.org,” http://tainomuseum.org/portfolio-view/bone-spoons/ (accessed 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.