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Two Carved Wood Items

Auction:
2506
Lot:
344
Sold for:
$948$800

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Two Carved Wood Items, Ute, c. last quarter 19th century, a wood courting flute with incised lizard (?) image, with blue dyed hide ties and lead mouthpiece (a piece of the flute is missing as well as the flute stop), and a tacked wood dance stick, with serrate edge and crosses done in brass tacks on both sides, traces of blue and yellow pigment, lg. of dance stick 21 1/2 in.

Provenance: Howell Plummer Myton, collected on the Uintah Ute Indian Reservation in White Rocks, Utah, between 1898-1904.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Howell Plummer Myton, Utah, Ute tribe

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