Ornament representing human face

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Culture/People
possibly South Appalachian Mississippian: St. Johns II (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
Clarence Bloomfield Moore (C.B. Moore), Non-Indian, 1852-1936
Previous owner
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)
Seller
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)
Object Name
Ornament representing human face
Media/Materials
Copper
Techniques
Hammered, repoussé, embossed
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Grant Mound; Newcastle; Duval County; Florida; USA
Date created
AD 900-1250 (Early Mississippian period)
Collection History
Excavated by archaeologist Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936) between 1893 and 1895; donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by C.B. Moore soon afterward; purchased by MAI from the Academy of Natural Sciences with other C.B. Moore collection materials in 1929.
Catalog Number
17/197
Barcode
170197.000
See related items
South Appalachian Mississippian: St. Johns II (archaeological culture)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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