NMNH A42518

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

70

Catalog or Accession #

A42518

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Near Algansee, Branch County, Michigan. Donated by H. T. Woodman December 29th, 1880.

Location

Color

Dark greenish gray with greenish black banding on one side and light olive gray with olive gray banding on the other side.

Width (cm)

11.5

Height (cm)

4.9

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.1

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

1.6

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.2

Weight (g)

107.1

Notes

This Single Notched Butterfly bannerstone is carved out of a stone that has different banding patterns and color on each side, a challenge for the Archaic sculptor to center his composition on these two sides. The surfaces are polished, though uneven in contour. Woodman Michigan is written on the stone.

Date

6000-1000 BCE

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Images may be downloaded and used freely for teaching and personal use. Include the credit line “© Anna Blume, 2019, Courtesy of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution” along with the object’s Catalog Number. Publishing of images is permitted with additional permission from the NMNH. For additional publishing questions, contact [email protected]

Citation

“NMNH A42518,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed December 9, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/227.

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