NMNH A61857

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

75

Catalog or Accession #

A61857

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Madison County, Virginia. Purchased from B. F. Weakly, September 28th, 1883 for $5.00.

Location

Color

Dusky yellow green with off-white and darkish green veins

Width (cm)

11.1

Height (cm)

4

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.1

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2.8

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

176.7

Notes

The Crescent bannerstone is masterfully carved with highly polished surface with several chips and worn at the perforations. “Ploughed up in a field” is written in ascension manuscript notes. “Pagodite or agalmatolite” is written in the manuscript to identify the stone type. Upon closer analysis this appears to be serpentinite that is commonly found in Virginia. Va is written on the stone with ascension number incised below.

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 A61857,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed September 17, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/232.

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