University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-800
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Nain Band
Provenience: Canada
Labrador
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Date Made: - 1935
Early Date: 1935
Late Date: 1935
Section:American
Materials:Ivory
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Both pendants are of ivory and are pointed teardrop shapes; (a) is a solid yellowish color, b) has a central band from top to bottom that is very light colored. Typed card attached to objects reads: "Eskimo, Labrador. Nain Band. Ivory pendants for edge of woman's dicky. They not only rattle and swing for beauty but also act as weight for edge. Obtained from, Panline hunter of Nain Band. 1935, from Speck".


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