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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian; Sioux
Title:Umbilical fetish; Umbilical amulet
Date Made:late 19th century
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Leather, glass beads, and tin
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Overall: 1 in x 4 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 2.5 cm x 10.8 cm x 15.9 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2014.12.2
Credit Line:From the collection of J. Donald Detenber, gift of his children, in his memory
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 the descendants of those who made it or affiliated Tribal officials.

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Description:
Yellow leather pouch in the shape of a lizard beaded in green, red, grey, and trader pony blue. Tin cone suspensions off feet.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American

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