bibs in rowcount Fetish - 22636 | Collections - Penn Museum



From: New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Wei-Ma
Object Number 22636
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Zuni
Provenience New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Stone (uncertain) | Shell (uncertain) | Sinew | Turquoise
Iconography Ferret

Animal fetish, possibly a ferret, with a long, rectangular body, short legs, and a pointed tail. The head has two short, rounded ears, a triangular face with an open mouth, and inset eyes and nostrils. Turquoise beads are attached to the back using sinew wrapped around the body. Carved from white material.

Height 1.7 cm
Length 6.4 cm
Width 1 cm
Credit Line Southwest Expedition; R. Stewart Culin; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902

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