AMNH DN/234

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

53

Catalog or Accession #

DN/234

Date Studied

2/17/2017

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

East Bryant (Arkansas?). Donor A.E. Douglass, bought from Bango & Co. “Woodwords Sale” auction August 27-29 for $0.84.

Width (cm)

14.4

Height (cm)

9.3

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

n/a

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

0.8

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

131.5

Notes

This finely carved, exceedingly thin Butterfly shaped stone is not and could not be perforated, as other bannerstones were, due to the thinness of the carving across its entire surface. This raises questions about how its use or meaning may have differed from other bannerstones. The entire surface, front and back are incised with script.

Date

-6000 to -1000

Rights

Images may be downloaded and used freely for teaching and personal use. Include the credit line “© Anna Blume, 2017, Courtesy of the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History” along with the object’s Catalog Number. Publishing of images is permitted with additional permission from the AMNH. For additional publishing questions, contact bannerstone@fitnyc.edu

Citation

“AMNH DN/234,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed August 24, 2019, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/114.

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