University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-279
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Materials:Bison Bone
Height: 1.9 cm
Length: 7.3 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Thickness: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970


Paint brush made from the knee cap of a bison. Oval in shape with one end pointed. Bone is very porous, inner marrow of knee cap, with only one edge smooth. Pointed end of oval is end used for painting, and has green paint dried on it. Other end of oval is slightly charred (from Pennypacker fire?)

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