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December 1, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Southern Plains Beaded Hide Model Cradle

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2018 10:00AM


Southern Plains Beaded Hide Model Cradle, fourth quarter 19th century, fully beaded in abstract geometric designs, wood slat bottom and fabric doll inside, lg. 8 1/2 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Long Island, New York; Sotheby's, New York, sale no. 6245, Lot 270; Given to Martha K. Underwood (c. 1830-1890), by a student at the Indian school, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, by decent to Josephine U. Ritter, Pennsylvania, sixty-two Apache children were sent to Captain Richard Pratt's school at Carlisle, where their customs and language were forbidden.
Estimate $800-1,200

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Richard Pratt, Josephine U. Ritter, Martha K. Underwood