OP 15362-383

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of Celestino Aguaya (also spelled Aguanga) holding a steatite tube which Davis purchased for the Museum of the American Indian in New York (now the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian). The tube measures 17′ in length and 2’4′ diameter; hole measures 1 1/8′ and is noted as being ‘absolutely flawless.’

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-383/ 86:15900-1346/ IN REF BOOK/ [Written by Davis:] Celestino Aguaya – /Pechango [Pechanga]/ steatite tube bought/ for Mus. Am. Ind. N.Y./ Sept 23, 1921/ length 17′ diam 2’4’/ hole 1 1/8’/ absolutely flawless./ Not for publication [underlined]/ Photo by Edwd H Davis/ Mesa Grande/ California