University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object TitleCup & Pin Game
Object Number:70-9-497
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Naskapi
Provenience: Canada
Quebec (uncertain)
Newfoundland (uncertain)
Culture Area: Subarctic (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Caribou Bone
Babiche
Fur (uncertain)
Length: 29 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1208 - Collector Number

Description

Cup & Pin Game. Five conical cups, carved from caribou phalanges, which fit into one another. The cups are strung together on a double strand of babiche. One end of this double strand is tied to the tip of a caribou tail (?); the other is tied to a bone pin.


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