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Rounded, oblong, smooth stone; nearly black in color.

Provenance

Given to Thomas Makris by the parents of one of his students when he taught in Arizona over thirty years ago, Makris then gave the object to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of Linda and Thomas Makris

Native American (Unknown group), Prehistoric, A.D. 700–1400

Object Place

Arizona or New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

4.76 x 11.11 cm (1 7/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.212

Medium or Technique

Extrusive igneous rock

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Household