Divination plumb bob

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Previous owner
Charley Sampson (Aquishoe Crowe), Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1888-1943
Donor
Charley Sampson (Aquishoe Crowe), Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1888-1943
MAI agent
William F. Stiles (WFS), Non-Indian, 1912-1980
Object Name
Divination plumb bob
Media/Materials
Steatite/soapstone
Techniques
Carved, perforated
Dimensions
4.9 x 3.1 x 3.7 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date created
1800-1900
Collection History
Formerly owned by Charley Sampson (Aquishoe Crowe, Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1888-1943); donated to MAI by Charley Sampson, probably through William F. Stiles (1912-1980, MAI curator) who visited the Eastern Cherokee Reservation that year.
Catalog Number
20/4399
Barcode
204399.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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