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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American
Title:Net weights
Type:Tool - Weight/Measure
Materials:Stone
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; Marblehead
Measurements:Overall: 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.9 cm x 7.3 cm x 4.1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 111.F.1-2
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. Gregory.
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
 

This object is under review for NAGPRA-sensitivity.

Recent updates to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) require consent from lineal descendants and/or affiliated Native American Tribes or Native Hawaiian Organizations before displaying or researching cultural items. We have removed the public image of this belonging until we can learn more about the wishes of affiliated Tribal officials or the descendants of those who made it.

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Description:
Granite slate weights used in spinning. 1)Black stone weight, irregularly shaped with a hole through one end. 2) Vaguely bell-shaped granite weight with holes on either end. Deep notches on one side.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; Native American; indigenous people

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