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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
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Oglala, Lakota, Sioux. 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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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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