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Underwater Panther Boatstone, 700-1000

Jasper
1 2/5 × 1 1/10 in
3.5 × 2.9 cm
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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Penn Museum
Philadelphia
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Boatstones are hollowed-out stone objects that were probably used as weights on spear throwers. …

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Boatstones are hollowed-out stone objects that were probably used as weights on spear throwers. This one, 3.5 cm tall by 10.8 cm long, is designed to look like an underwater panther, a mythical creature that played an important role in the religion of native people in the Eastern United States.

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Boatstones are hollowed-out stone objects that were probably used as weights on spear throwers. …

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Boatstones are hollowed-out stone objects that were probably used as weights on spear throwers. This one, 3.5 cm tall by 10.8 cm long, is designed to look like an underwater panther, a mythical creature that played an important role in the religion of native people in the Eastern United States.

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Unknown Artist

Underwater Panther Boatstone, 700-1000

Jasper
1 2/5 × 1 1/10 in
3.5 × 2.9 cm
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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