Projectile point made from dark grey chert with a triangular blade, side notches, axial base and broken base. Maximum Length 3.6 cm Axial Length 3.3 cm Stem Length 1.4 cm Maximum Width N/A Shoulder Width 2.5 cm Stem Width 1.9 cm Base Width N/A Basal Radius 0.3 cm Notch Width 0.6 cm Notch Depth 0.3 cm Blade Length 2.3 cm Accession File states: "2513 Arrow head."
Ming Dynasty Painting, about 400 years old. Excellent, but dark with age and the dust and smoke in Chinese homes. Green grass on hillsides and rhododendron trees in bloom on the mountains. A beautiful temple on the top of one peak. Graham wrote: "It was first collected by a French Consul in Chengtu. During WWII he was friendly to the Allies, and in Indo-China he was captured and imprisoned by pro-Nazi French. He died there, his collection was sold. I bought this and others. No inscription to indicate artist or exact date." This painting is so long that it was measured while rolled up. Ming Dynasty 1368-1643.
Projectile point made from dark brown chert with basal notches and triangular blade. Maximum Length 2.6 cm Axial Length 2.6 cm Stem Length 0.6 cm Maximum Width 1.8 cm Shoulder Width 1.8 cm Stem Width 0.4 cm Base Width 0.3 cm Basal Radius N/A Notch Width 0.6 cm Notch Depth 0.7 cm Blade Length 2.1 cm
Two notch net weight, nearly oval, made of light grey stone with large white, black and orange inclusions. Notches appear to have been removed from opposite sides of the stone. One end has a 1.5 cm long by 2.5 cm wide area removed with a 0.7 cm long by 2.5 cm wide rounded notch. The other end has a 1.8 cm long by 3.0 cm wide area removed with a 0.8 cm long by 2.1 cm wide rounded notch.
Rectangular, dark red chest with a metal lock, two metal handles and three metal hinges. The outside, top of the lid has faint, black writing. The front of the lid has a long crack from the center where a piece of wood is missing to the corner where a piece of paper with black writing has been affixed. The remaining portion of the lock is "8" shaped with a scalloped plate behind the lower portion. Imprinted into the lock are the words: "- CORBIN CABINET LOCK CO - NEW BRITAIN, CONN. USA." The inside of the trunk is unlined. A wooden tray 3.0 cm high, 13.5 cm wide and 61.0 cm long rests across the length of the trunk. In the tray are two keys, the upper plate to the front lock and a chunk of wood probably from the front of the lid. On the inside of the lid is a piece of white paper with red writing. Catalog List - The Virgil Davin Collection states: "164 VD Virgil Davin Chest." Post-1850.
Carrying strap for basket, woven of bark rope and wool yarn. Yarn colors : purple, red and gray are all woven into head piece. Straps are braided of bark rope (?) Head piece is 18 inches, 1 strap is 60 inches, one is broken at 16 inches. Considerable fraying and damage. Post-Contact.
Glass bottle with Bamboo covering. Glass bottle under covering appears to be dark green. Bamboo covering is loose. Cork in top of bottle. Catalog lists-The Virgil Davin Collection states: "Saki Bottle." Early 20th Century.
Two notch net weight, nearly oval, made of dark grey basalt. Notches appear to have been removed from opposite sides of the stone. One end has a 1.9 cm long by 3.5 cm wide area removed with a 0.9 cm long by 2.0 cm wide rounded notch. The other end has a 2.9 cm long by 3.9 cm wide area removed with a 0.7 cm long by 2.5 cm wide rounded notch.
Two notch net weight, nearly oval, made of white and black granite with quartz inclusions. Notches appear to have been removed from opposite sides of the stone. One end has a 2.2 cm long by 3.0 cm wide area removed with a 0.6 cm long by 1.4 cm wide rounded notch. The other end has a 1.9 cm long by 2.0 cm wide area removed with a 1.6 cm long by 0.5 cm wide rounded notch.
Small oval table mat woven of fine grass of three colors: natural, light brown and dark brown. The design is of concentric circles alternately in each of the three colors. Eells reported that the Indians used aniline dyes in coloring the grass for these mats. The weave is fine and tight. Post-Contact/Reservation.
1 pair of long black satin shoes, slip on. Plain black, no decoration. Interior looks to be lined with some type of canvas or heavy weave. The soles are made of leather and backed with brass nails at the heel. Heels have strip of leather running vertically through to keep support and shape. Accession File states: "4746 Pair of black satin slippers with leather soles-low leather heels, brass nails."
Medium-sized, rectangular basket, possibly of the "stiff" variety described by Eells. The opening is rectangular and narrows to a smaller rectangle at the bottom. It is tightly woven of cedar roots and grass (?). Stripes of dark reddish and blonde color (giving a checkered appearance) are woven around basket vertically from top to bottom. Small pieces are missing from the rim, but the basket is otherwise in good shape. Post-Contact.
This kris has a brown hilt with "rippled" grain to the wood but no carving. The grip is wrapped string with braided bands at the top, middle and bottom. Between the grip and blade is a light gold colored band 1.8 cm wide. The blade is very slightly waved with no decoration. On one side of the top of the blade is a projection with a pattern of holes through it. On the other side is a small projection with extensions of metal. Though the top of the blade is quite rusted, the rest of the blade has only small spots of rust.
Two small rectangular panels of embroidery, probably taken off a garment. Now glued to paper. Landscape scene in blues, greens reds and gold thread, of ladies in a garden with flowers, trees and two pagodas.
Hatchet head made of pipestone with a design carved into the surface of flowers and a bird. The handle has been broken off since before the artifact was donated. The hatchet head has a similar shape to a calumet pipe. Accessions File states: "4972. Indian hatchet of pipe stone made by Blackfeet Indians. From Idaho." Donor File states: "4972. Indian hatchet of pipe stone made by Blackfeet Indians. From Idaho." Museum File states: "Indian Hatchet - made by black-feet Indian (made from pipe-stone, soft when first taken from quarry then hardens with time, handle broke maybe to find)( .Idaho) 4972".