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Flint and Steel

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Steel, chert, hide, string
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 1 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 4 15/16 in. (3.0 x 5.5 x 12.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Osage (Native American). Flint and Steel, late 19th-early 20th century. Steel, chert, hide, string, 1 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 4 15/16 in. (3.0 x 5.5 x 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9018. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.11.694.9018.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A hide sack with flint and steel inside it. The steel has a double curve form, thicker than usual. Pouch has a jagged edge that Sean Standing Bear (10/24/2000) thinks relates it to lightening.
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