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Plains Pictorial Wood and Hide Drum

Auction:
2879B
Lot:
170
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2879B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 06, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Plains Pictorial Wood and Hide Drum, c. last quarter 19th century, the drum head with various symbolic images, including a crescent moon and stars, two owls, two seated male figures, and a bird at the bottom, includes a wood beater with a buffalo hide strip and remnant beadwork, dia. 16 1/2, wd. 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

The drum has significant surface wear but is in overall good condition. The drum beater is missing some beads.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

American bison, Beadwork

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