University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-173
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Delaware Culture
Lenape
Munsee
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Horn (animal part)
Wood
Metal
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Wood stem and wood and horn rattle. Stem is carved to an 8 sided figure, which tapers near the top of the rattle and expands again as it approaches the rattle. The horn of the rattle had wooden plugs in each end. The horn around the topmost part of the rattle had been eaten or dissolved away. There are several splotches of red paint chipped away. The rattle head is curved (the same way a horn would curve).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Lenape, The: Wanderers in Their Own Land (20 Jul 1982 - 20 Mar 1983) View Objects in Exhibition

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