Gorget

1983.04.0775

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Gorget   (1983.04.0775)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Adornment
  4. :
  5. Body Adornments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Archaic ?, Prehistoric
Culture Native American

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 12.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 4.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.8 cm
Weight 117 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Slate
Manufacturing Processes Grinding
Munsell Color Information Light Olive Gray (5Y 6/2) -Scratches in surface. Dark Grayish Olive (7.5Y 2/2) -Prominent coloring. Black (N 1.75/ 2.5% R) -Natural markings.

Research Remarks

Published Description

“Slate gorgets had one or two holes for suspending about the neck; some were rectangular, some diamond-shaped, others circular... Gorgets were of polished slate or shell with two holes drilled for suspension by a thong... Often called “pectorals,“ gorgets were also made of wood, slate, bone, ivory, and later metal.“ -Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume, p. 45-65.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Paterek, Josephine. Encylopedia of American Indian Costume. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1994.

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Mrs. Reid Tombaugh
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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