From: United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove | Cherokee
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Cherokee | Eastern Band|
|Provenience||United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove | Cherokee|
|Culture Area||Southeast Culture Area|
Dogwood; original diameter of wood tapered half way along its length to form a handle with a smaller diameter which is faceted at the end; the striking end is also faceted to form a point. Attached tag in Pennypacker's (?) handwriting reads: "Mallet made of dogwood used in making of masks obtained from Will Westlong, Big Cove, Cherokee, N.C."
Condition: Many splits along the grain; bark is loose in some spots where still attached. Sent to Registrar's for freezing 3/91.
|Outside Diameter||6.5 cm|
|Credit Line||Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970|
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