University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-152
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sioux
Provenience: South Dakota
White River
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Bead
Buckskin
Tin
Hair
Feather
Iconography:Frog (?)
Snake (?)
Length: 17 cm
Width: 4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Beaded-made of leather, stuffed. Could be made to represent a frog, or a snake. One side is empty-the top is covered with rows of blue and yellow beads. There are a few white beads on the head. There are six metal tassles with red horse hair sewn around the charm. At the tip of the charm is a metal tassle with a purple leather in it.


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