University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-798
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:Job's Tears Seed
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Seeds (coix lachryma) strung together to form necklaces. 3x5 index card in Frank Speck's handwriting accompanied object reads: "Coix Lachryma seeds strung on neck of child to stop crying and to cut teeth on. Big Cove Cherokee".

Condition: Original string broken at many points, restrung on monofilament 4/91. To Registrar's for freezing 3/91.


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