05-10-2008 05-10-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2408 Boston
May 10, 2008 10:00 AMCalender

Plains Carved Bone Roach Spreader

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2408 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2008 10:00AM


Plains Carved Bone Roach Spreader, c. 1900, in the form of a cut-out hand, traces of red pigment, ht. 4 3/4 in.

Provenance: Collected in 1998 at Pine Ridge Reservation from an Oglala Sioux family. They purportedly acquired it around 1900-10 from a member of the Omaha Tribe in Macy, Nebraska.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Macy, Nebraska, Omaha Tribe in Macy