University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-785
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Soco Band
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Cherokee
Soco
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Hardwood
Length: 51 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Paddle with thick upper portion tapering into a thinner handle on the lower half and flaring out into a thinner, wider portion at the bottom one-fifth; rounded bottom; large hole drilled through the upper portion of the handle on half inch below the top edge. Attached tag in Pennypacker's (?) handwriting reads: "Stirring paddle obtained from Standing Deer, Sooo Band, Cherokee, N.C."

Condition: Good. Lower portion shows many cracks along the grain. Registrar's for freezing 3/91.


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