University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-335E
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Big Cove
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Length: 4.5 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Used in bowl game; obtained from Will Westlong. This set represents beetles. Torpedo-shaped with pointed ends. The two sides are not flat. They raise to a ridge in the center of each side. There are burnt designs consisting of a darkened area near each pointed end and two horizontal lines between the two darkened areas. The other side has no designs. The dice are made of wood.


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