- Museum number
Disc, made of quartz.
- Curator's comments
- From acquisition "Tn" From acquisition "Teloga Springs" From acquisition "Chattanooga".
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter A E Douglass, New York/C H Read, 24 Nov 1887 and 'Invoice of Objects, worked in Stone & Shell by American Indians ... sent, in Exchange ... Selected from the Private Collection of A E Douglass Esq. in the Museum of Natural History, New York.
Douglass writes 'The "Disks" may have been used for games, but when the surfaces were concave undoubtedly served a secondary purpose as paint mortars.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1887C2.3650 (old CDMS no.)