University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-233
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Elm Bark
Wood
Pigment
Height: 26.5 cm
Width: 14 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Elm bark rattle used in Medicine Society and Social Dances with water drum. This is proto-type of the modern horn rattle. Top and bottom of the rattle are painted red. There is a slit down the side of the rattle where the elm bark does not quite meet.


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