Arts of the Americas
late 19th century
7 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (19.1 × 19.1 × 44.5 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Blackfoot (Native American). Headdress Case, late 19th century. Rawhide, pigment, 7 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (19.1 × 19.1 × 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.30_PS2.jpg)
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Plains type man's case , Blackfoot, probably, because design of the bear claw and the parallel lines although the case does have a wide border and curve elements not usually seen as Blackfoot.
This might have held sacred objects or a rolled up headdress.
Might be missing a top piece otherwise in good condition. Sioux, possibly and Northern for sure.
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