University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:39-18-24
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Oglala
Provenience: South Dakota (uncertain)
Pine Ridge Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Quill
Feather
Tin
Length: 40 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert Frazier, 1939

Description

Small oval buckskin ball with three long buckskin thongs attached. All completely wound with dyed porcupine quill and decorated with pink down-feathers and bangles. Possibly ceremonial object; possibly ornament from one of preceding specimens.


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