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Rattle

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Object Number:45-15-1494
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Piegan
Blackfeet
Provenience: Montana
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Rawhide
Bead
Metal
Skin
Feather
Length: 62 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

Of rawhide, the handle wrapped with small white, yellow, dark blue, and green beads; the body a flattened sphere, blue on one side, red on other. From this hang a brass bell, a pendant of sheep skin with bead top, 2 feathers, wide brown ribbon. Sheep skin carrying loop.

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