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Fertility Charm

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Object Number:97-84-1021
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Bead
Tin
Feather
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-84-1021 - Old Museum Number
18767 - ANSP Number
II 648 - Gottschall Number

Description

Woman's fertility charm in lizard form. Buckskin; solidly beaded back, green with black, yellow, blue, and red "markings". "Legs" and "tail" of tinklers which had short red feather.

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 648View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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