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Knife Sheath, Part of War Outfit

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Rawhide, pigment, beads, nails
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES late 19th-early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 13 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (34.3 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 26.788
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Oglala, Lakota, Sioux (Native American). Knife Sheath, Part of War Outfit, late 19th-early 20th century. Rawhide, pigment, beads, nails, 13 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (34.3 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 26.788. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 26.788_PS1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 26.788_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sheath for a large knife of rawhide partly painted red with beaded decoration in white, orchid, blues, red and yellow. The sheath is also studded with a few nails along the edge. A triangle is cut out from the hide on one side. This is part of the group purchased as belonging to Red Cloud.
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