University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-784
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:Curly Maple
Length: 48 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Paddle of curly maple thick for most of its length and flaring out at the bottom quarter into a thinner, wider portion with rounded bottom; hole cut through the top part of handle; subtle banding effect caused by the grain of the wood. Attached tag in Pennypacker's (?) handwriting reads: "Stirring paddle made of curly maple obtained from Jesse Lambert, Big Cove Band, Cherokee, N.C.".

Condition: Split in bottom back edge. Sent for freezing 6/91.


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