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Fertility Charm

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Object Number:97-84-1022
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota
White River
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Bead
Tin
Hair
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-84-1022 - Old Museum Number
18768 - ANSP Number
II 649 - Gottschall Number

Description

Woman's fertility charm in lizard form. Buckskin, with solidly beaded back, sky blue with yellow and navy "backbone" and red spots. Beaded legs ending in tinklers with red horsehair tufts. Ditto at mouth and tail.

Bibliography:

[Book] Gottschall, Amos H. 1909. Priced and Descriptive Catalogue of the Utensils, Implements, Weapons, Ornaments, Etc., of the Indians, Mound Builders, Cliff Dwellers: Typical Collections No. 2.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: II 649View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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