University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-441
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Rawhide
Pigment
Buckskin
Cotton
Bone
Height: 47 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Made of one piece of leather rolled around to make a cylinder and sewed shut up the side. The bottom is closed by a round flap of leather sewn around the edges. Top also has a lid. There is a strap on the side of the case for hanging. All the edges are fringed. There is a design on the case painted in blue, green, yellow, red and dark brown. Inside the case is a bird skull stuffed with cloth and much deteriorated.


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