Paint mortar in the form of a rattlesnake

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Culture/People
probably Hohokam Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Possible collector
John S. Miller, Non-Indian, 1866-1917
Previous owner
John S. Miller, Non-Indian, 1866-1917
Previous seller
John S. Miller, Non-Indian, 1866-1917
Previous owner
Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes (J. Walter Fewkes), Non-Indian, 1850-1930
Seller
Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes (J. Walter Fewkes), Non-Indian, 1850-1930
Object Name
Paint mortar in the form of a rattlesnake
Media/Materials
Scoria
Techniques
Pecked, ground, incised
Dimensions
12 x 8 x 4 cm
Object Type
Art and Printing tools
Place
Five miles south of the Picacho Reservoir; Picacho Reservoir, Gila River; Pinal County; Arizona; USA
Date created
AD 450-1150
Collection History
Probably collected by John S. Miller (1866-1917), a Florence, Arizona, miner who also worked for Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930, an anthropologist with the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology) during Fewkes' 1907 excavations at the nearby site of Casa Grande; purchased by Jesse Walter Fewkes from John S. Miller circa 1915; purchased by MAI from Jesse Walter Fewkes circa 1917.
Catalog Number
6/7325
Barcode
067325.000
See related items
Hohokam Tradition (archaeological culture)
Art and Printing tools
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Southwest
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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