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Rattle

Object Number:70-9-348
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: c. 1890
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1890
Section:American
Materials:Shell
Hoof
Rawhide
Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Tortoise shell and four sheep hooves. Used in dances in 1890. The tortoise shell is charred. A piece of some type of skin is attached to the shell through two holes-perhaps used as a handle.

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