University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 70-9-454
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Sour Springs Longhouse
Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Gourd
Wood
Fiber
Pigment
Height: 12.5cm
Length: 42cm
Width: 6.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Pumpkin gourd with wooden handle, loop of yellow twill tape attached to handle. Repeating triangle design on neck of gourd. Note in Speck's handwriting on note accompanying object, "Pumpkin rattle used in Big Rattle Medicine Society Rites. Note design [picture of triangles] depicitng (?) ' the people are all seated in a circle with their hearts united on desire to cure."


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