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Cheyenne Beaded Buffalo Hide Knife Sheath

Auction:
2964B
Lot:
164
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2964B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Cheyenne Beaded Buffalo Hide Knife Sheath, c. 1860s, the rawhide form with a soft hide cover on the front and beaded with a Cheyenne bar design, one tin cone remains, lg. 9 in.

Provenance: Ex John Painter collection.

Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Artifacts, item 6, p. 30.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Very good condition. Missing the tin cones.


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Keywords

Cheyenne, Cheyenne people, Colorado, Comanche Campaign, Great Sioux War, Midwestern United States, Plains tribes, Rawhide, Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas, Western United States

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