Effigy Plummet, Form of Roseate Spoonbill
Arts of the Americas
400 B.C.E. - 1 C.E.
Middle Woodland Period
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Gift of Mrs. William B. Parker
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Woodlands, Deptford culture (Native American). Effigy Plummet, Form of Roseate Spoonbill, 400 B.C.E. - 1 C.E. Stone, 4 x 3 1/2 in. (10 x 9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William B. Parker, 64.211.2. Creative Commons-BY
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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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