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Effigy Plummet, Form of Roseate Spoonbill

Catalogue Description:
This plummet is deeply carved head of a bird (center in photograph). The feathers are indicated sweeping around the neck. The top knot is perhaps characteristic of the bird’s species. The end is tapered possibly for tying on a cord for suspension. Some uses for these types of plummets are: weights to be used in weaving, sinkers for fishing, personal talismans or ornaments.


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