California Chumash Steatite Oil Lamp. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, Chapter 14. Artifact Info: Used to burn whale oil for ceremonial purposes in ancient times.
Location Found: Santa Barbara Coast, California in 1916. Heavy striations (steatite was used for many artifacts for its ability to retain heat without fracturing, and softness so it could be easily carved, scraped and grounded to be sculpted into any shape or form). Size: 6-1/2 inches x 5-1/8 inches (measurements taken at widest points).Nice size artifact, shallow depth with a thickness of approximately 1 inch at widest point. Provenance: Ex Hovard Collection; Ex Britt Marin Collection. Britten Marin was the son of John Marin (original founder of Sports Illustrated Magazine). John Marin passed away May 31, 2011.
Hovard assisted in many archaeological expeditions in California and passed away July 2019 at the age of 95. Please view all high definition pictures for exact details of this artifact. The item "Certified Chumash Oil Lamp Steatite Santa Barbara, California Bennett COA" is in sale since Friday, May 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Artifacts".
The seller is "marieleff_rare_artifacts_inc" and is located in Georgetown, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.