Snuff spoon

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Culture/People
probably Olmec (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Previous owner
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Seller
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Snuff spoon
Media/Materials
Jadeite
Techniques
Carved, polished, drilled
Dimensions
5.5 x 2 cm
Object Type
Pipes and Smoking
Place
Belize
Date created
2000–850 BC (Middle Formative period)
Collection History
Excavated at an unknown date by amateur archaeologist Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann (1867-1938, a physician stationed in Central America); purchased by MAI from Thomas Gann in 1917 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
8/1916
Barcode
081916.000
See related items
Olmec (archaeological culture)
Pipes and Smoking
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Mesoamerica & Circum Caribbean
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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