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Object Number:70-9-157
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sioux
Provenience: South Dakota
White River
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Bead
Buckskin
Tin
Feather
Iconography:Turtle
Length: 17 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Beaded leather in the shape of a turtle. The bottom has no beading-it does have two leather strips attached. The beading consists of yellow, blue, white, red, and green beads. The four legs and the tail have small metal bangles attached to them with blue feathers stuck into the metal. The leather is stuffed with something making the charm approximately 1" thick.


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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