Polishing Stone


From: New Mexico | Rio Grande

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 97-563-6693
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ancestral Pueblo
Provenience New Mexico | Rio Grande
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Stone

Triangular shaped stone with rounded edges. One side has a handle, while the opposite side is flat and smooth. Possibly used to burnish pottery or polish mud floor. Made from fine-grained, igneous rock.

Length 10.6 cm
Width 6.7 cm
Thickness 2.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number L-563-6693 - Old Museum Number | 20170 - ANSP Number | I 438 - Gottschall Number

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