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Donor Name:
Dr. Donald M. Godden  Search this
Charles F. Walton  Search this
Owen S. Rye  Search this
Robert B. Richardson  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Donald M. Godden  Search this
Charles F. Walton  Search this
Owen S. Rye  Search this
Unknown:
16cm
Diameter:
6.4cm
Culture:
Burusaski  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Yasin, Gilgit, Pakistan, Asia
Accession Date:
1985-Sep-20
Collection Date:
1971
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
A [E417429-0]: 2 PIECES OF WHITE COTTON CLOTH SEWN TOG. TO FORM COLLAPSIBLE BAND AND CROWN. BRIMLESS RIM OF ROSE- COLORED COTTON THREAD, ROW OF MULTI-COLORED AND CONCENTRIC POLYGONS WITH SYMBOL OF SWASTIKA AT CENTERS ON A ROUND ROSE-COLORED BAND, CROWN COVERED WITH PATTERN OF CONCENTRIC POLYGONS IN VARIED COLORS. BOTH "A" AND "B" [E417429-0 and E417429-0-1] ARE LOCAL CAPS AND WHILE THEIR DESIGN SEEMS PECULAR TO THIS AREA IT MAY BE FOUND IN OTHER DISTRICTS. B [E417429-1]: SAME AS A EXCEPT CONCENTRIC POLYGONS AROUND BAND HAVE NUCLEAR CROSSES INSTEAD OF SWASTIKAS AND BACKGROUND IS NAVY BLUE, WHILE ON CROWN CONCENTRIC POLYGONS HAVE NUCLEAR SQUARES & IN RELIEF ON WHITE BACKGROUND ARE INTERSTICHED CROSSES.
Note: The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BC) that was located in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of what is now mainly modern-day Pakistan and northwest India. Swastika symbols have been found on some Indus Valley Civilization artifacts, showing it is an ancient symbol in the area. Swastikas are also traditional symbols in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Record Last Modified:
19 Jan 2017
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361234
USNM Number:
E417429-1
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8449091