University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-780
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:Wood
Pigment
Metal
Iconography:Animal
Length: 32.5 cm
Width: 31.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1733 - Collector Number

Description

Flat wide nose; bulbous forehead; rectangular mouth with no lips and two notches on upper edge below nose; oval eye holes; horn at 45 degree angle from sides of head; mask covered in yellow-red pigment; black pigment outlines eyes and goes down sides of nose; black circle around mouth area; nail holes (some remaining nails) around hairline and below horns. Number NA1733 appears in ink on RP inside of mask.

Condition: Cracks appearing in lower mouth area; some wood missing in RP upper mouth area. 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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