University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-779
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Eastern Band
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
Pigment
Iconography:Black Man
Length: 28.5 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Prominent nose and bridge; sunken cheek planes; oval holes for eyes with concentric oval grooves; carved ears flat against side of head; mask covered with black pigment except for eyes, lips, ears and nostrils. Attached card reads: "Black mask obtained from Will Westlong, Cherokee, N.C."

Condition: Crack in LP lower lip. 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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