University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:45-15-745
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Plains Indian
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Glass
Quill
Tin
Hair
Technique:Beaded
Iconography:Spider?
Turtle?
Length: 20
Width: 4.7
Thickness: 3
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

"Spider or Turtle"; fertility, made to contain umbilical cord; biconical; buckskin fringed and fully beaded; design: on face, four "stars" (crosses) on white ground; reverse, quartered navy, white, red and green; pendants of quilled buckskin thongs with tinklers


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