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Object Number:70-9-412
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: Southeast United States
Culture Area: Southeast
Section:American
Materials:Gourd
Cork
Cord
Height: 42 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Very large. The entire rattle, including the handle, is one large brownish gourd. It is covered with circular stains which are a type of mold. The pieces of material which cause the "rattle" sound have been inserted via a hole in the top of the rattle. This hole has been plugged by a piece of cork. At the very tip of the handle portion of the gourd there is a piece of string which is tied to the gourd through two holes in the handle.


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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