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Gorget (uncertain)

Object Number:97-563-6566
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
Alabama
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Sandstone
Technique:Incised
Height: 2.3
Length: 6.8
Width: 3
Thickness: 2.6
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-6566 - Old Museum Number
19187 - ANSP Number
II 1576 - Gottschall Number
417 - Other Number

Description

Possible gorget carved from red-tinged sandstone. Two holes are drilled through the center, and there are circular indentations on either side of the object marking a third incomplete hole. A checkered pattern is incised on two sides and one end of the object, and the opposite end has an indentation carved into it. One face convex, the other is flat and has the number 417 written on it, as well as 19187, L-563-6566, and some indistinguishable lettering.

Bibliography:

[Book] Gottschall, Amos H. 1909. Priced and Descriptive Catalogue of the Utensils, Implements, Weapons, Ornaments, Etc., of the Indians, Mound Builders, Cliff Dwellers: Typical Collections No. 2.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 45 | Entry 1576View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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