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Culture:Native American; American Indian
Date Made:3,000 BCE-1,000 BCE (Late Archaic Period)
Type:Food Processing
Materials:Steatite (soapstone)
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; South Hadley
Measurements:Overall: 6 in x 14 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 15.2 cm x 36.2 cm x 18.4 cm
Accession Number:  MH 191.F
Credit Line:Gift of the Dwight Family
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

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Steatite bowl with two rounded lug handles. Handwritten paper label with object states: "This bowl belonged originally to the Dwight family, South Hadley."

ancient; archaeology; indigenous people; Native American

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