Tinkling cone - ROM2016_15177_2


Tinkling cone

Geography: Excavated from Fort Albany, Ontario
Date: 1678-1720
Period: Contact and Early Colonial Periods (1600-1700 AD)
Object number: 970.391.3715
Not on view
DescriptionLikely cut and shaped from fragments of copper trade kettles, objects like this one are often referred to as "tinkling cones" or "tinklers." They were likely used to ornament the body in some fashion; tinklers are still found on Indigenous dance regalia (often referred to as "jingle dresses"). Objects of this general type speak directly to inter-cultural exchange between First Peoples and settler colonialists.
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