Game Piece


From: United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-335A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee
Provenience United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove
Culture Area Southeast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood

Used in bowl game; obtained from Will Westlong. This set represents beetles. Torpedo-shaped with pointed ends. The two sides are not flat. They raise to a ridge in the center of each side. There are burnt designs consisting of a darkened area near each pointed end and two horizontal lines between the two darkened areas. The other side has no designs. The dice are made of wood.

Length 4.5 cm
Width 1.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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