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Bola

Museum number:
2-71368
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020071368
Accession number:
Acc.4516
Object count:
1
Description:
silver; cast animal claw with four finger-like claws and bent "thumb"; triangular shaped "hand" with triangular area with 2 diagonal lines and lunate form, all below surface of the rest of the bola; slide and clip soldered on back for attachment of black leather thong which has 2 silver bands at base. w. bola 6.2 cm. Maker - Charles Loloma
Donor:
Brinton Stone
Collection place:
Hopi, Hopi Reservation, Coconino County
Verbatim coll. place:
Southwest; Arizona; Hopi
Culture or time period:
Hopi
Maker or artist:
Charles Loloma
Collector:
Brinton Stone and Mrs. Jack Edward Walters
Collection date:
1979
Materials:
Leather and Silver (metal)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Context of use:
The bola was made for Jack Edward Walters, then Pres. of Alfred University, located in western N.Y. State. Brinton Stone once worked (ca. 1945-48) as ass't. to Mr. Walters. Mr. Stone aquired it from Mrs. Walters in Aug. of 1979.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 6.2 centimeters
Legacy documentation: