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Gorget, between 1200 and 1350

  • Caddoan, Native American

Shell

  • Overall: 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Dabco/Frank American Indian Art Fund

1986.6

Found by Charlie Snell (Marked Tree, Arkansas, USA) at the McDuffie site in Craigshead County, Arkansas, USA. (John Baldwin, Early American Artistry, West Olive, Michigan, USA)

1986-present, purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

McGimsey, C. R. "An Engraved Shell Gorget from the McDuffee Site." Bulletin of the Arkansas Archaeological Society 5, no. 7 (1964): 128-9. Phillips, P. and J. A. Brown. Pre-Columbian Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma. Cambridge, 1978, p. 111, fig. 148. Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 3 (1986): 15.

Caddoan, Native American, Gorget, between 1200 and 1350, shell. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Dabco/Frank American Indian Art Fund, 1986.6.