Certified Rare California Chumash Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone Bennett COA
Authentic Rare Chumash Incised Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone – Bennett COA. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, Chapter 14. Artifact Classification Info: An Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone, from the Chumash culture in Southern California. One end displays multiple grooves comprising of incised lines, that are not joined. This artifact has been in private collections. There are incised lines on one end of the charmstone which is interpreted as symbolizing lightning. This type of charmstone was said to be a thunderbolt and was usually found at the foot of a tree that had been struck by lightning (see appraisal description photo provided). The Chumash of Southern California would also use charmstones for shamanistic purposes in ceremonial context. Size: 6-5/16 inch x 1 inch. Material: Basalt (fine grained). Archaeological Charmstone Reference: Elsasser and Rhode, 1992. Provenance: Gallery acquisition, Ex. Britten Marin Collection, California. Britten Marin was the son of John Marin (original founder of Sports Illustrated Magazine). John Marin passed away May 31, 2011. Please view all large high definition pictures for exact details. The item “Certified Rare California Chumash Asymmetrical Spindle Charmstone Bennett COA” is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Artifacts”. The seller is “marieleff” and is located in Georgetown, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Chumash