Plumb bob

Native American (Lenape, Proto-Munsee)
Prehistoric
about 1340


Object Place: Between Matamoras and Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania, United States, Upper Delaware Valley

Dimensions

6.98 x 2.22 x 1.59 cm (2 3/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.620

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Smoothly polished dark stone. Elongated almond shape with rounded knob at one end.

Provenance

1962, excavated on the property of Marie Zimmermann (36-Pi-14), in the area of the proposed Tocks Island Reservoir between Matamoras and Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania and acquired by Lyman Vandermark (b. 1909 - d. 1978), Port Jervis, NY [see note]; sold by Vandermark's widow to Glenn Del Gaizo, Stockholm, NJ; 1993, sold by Glenn Del Gaizo to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 27, 1993)

NOTE: This excavation, led by Lenape Chapter 12 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, is discussed by David J. Werner, "The Zimmermann Site: 36-Pi-14," in Archeology in the Upper Delaware Valley, by W. Fred Kinsey, III (Harrisburg, PA, 1972), pp. 55-130. Lyman Vandermark assisted at the site.

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund