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Catalog Data

Culture/People:
probably Middle Mississippian Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Excavator:
William E. Myer (William Edward Myer), Non-Indian, 1862-1923  Search this
Previous owner:
Virginia F. Myer (Virginia "Jennie" Toney Flippin/Mrs. William E. Myer), Non-Indian, 1864-1949  Search this
Seller:
Virginia F. Myer (Virginia "Jennie" Toney Flippin/Mrs. William E. Myer), Non-Indian, 1864-1949  Search this
Seller agent:
William H. Myer (William Henry Myer), Non-Indian, 1886-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Gorget
Media/Materials:
Whelk shell/shells
Techniques:
Carved, incised, perforated
Dimensions:
10 x 2 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Castalian Springs Mound Group; Castalian Springs; Sumner County; Tennessee; USA
Date created:
AD 1250-1350
Collection History:
Excavated in 1890 by amateur archaeologist William E. Myer (1862-1923); purchased by MAI in 1926 from William E. Myer's widow, Virginia "Jennie" Toney Flippin Myer (1864-1949) through a sale arranged by their son William Henry Myer (1886-1962).
Catalog Number:
15/853
Barcode:
150853.000
See related items:
Middle Mississippian Tradition (archaeological culture)
Adornment/Jewelry
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_162134