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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Vomiting stick figurine


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
Caribbean, Taino
Tools and Equipment

From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.


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

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