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Central Plains Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish

Auction:
2376
Lot:
160
Sold for:
$940$800

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Central Plains Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish, c. last quarter 19th century, in the form of a lizard (?), beaded on one side with a multicolored geometric pattern, hide legs and tail, lg. 2 3/8 in.

Provenance: Collected by Lieut. John Guilfoyle, who worked with Indian scouts in the Southwest after graduating from West Point in 1877. He was in the 7th and then the 9th Cavalry, and fought in the battle of Drexel Mission at White Clay Creek, South Dakota (the day after Wounded Knee), for which he received the Silver Star.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

John Guilfoyle, South Dakota, Drexel Mission, Lizard, Sioux

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