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Object Number:70-9-777
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Big Cove
Cherokee
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Date Made: 1900-1968
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1968
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Fur
Pigment
Iconography:Booger Dance
Length: 25 cm
Width: 19 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1731 - Collector Number

Description

Prominent nose with carved oval holes for eyes set close to prominent nose bridge; open mouth with two rows of comblike teeth; large ears; coarse animal fur covers top of mask with two locks of human hair behind ears and tufts of hair along forehead line; yellow pigment covers face; red pigment on lower lip, above eyes, and in deepest cuts; black pigment in continuous "eyebrow" above eyes, below eyes and around lip area. Number NA1731 written in ink on lower left inside edge.

Condition: Some hair falling out. Sent for freezing 6/91. See lead card (before 70-9-776)


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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