University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-336
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Seneca
Iroquois
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Squash Gourd
Wood
Pigment
Length: 27 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Squash shell rattle with a wooden handle; used in Mid-winter and Green Corn Rites. The squash shell is brownish in color with dark stripes running vertically along the shell.


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