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Amulet

Umbilical Amulet

Object Number:45-15-746
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mandan
Provenience: United States of America
North Dakota
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Glass
Flannel
Iconography:Lizard
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 3.9 cm
Thickness: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

Sacred Lizard, fertility amulet, made to contain umbilical cord. Buckskin, fusiform with beaded upper, head black with yellow eyes. Medium stips of black with yellow dots, medium block of red, green and yellow bars, back of red flannel, buckskin thong tail and legs.

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