University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-787
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Eastern Band
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Big Cove
Cherokee
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Dogwood
Length: 46 cm
Outside Diameter:6.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

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.


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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