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)
Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund
Prior to 1848, provenance not yet documented; by 1848, acquired by Nathan Sturges Jarvis; 1848, gift of Nathan Sturges Jarvis to the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; 1950, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Plains type man's headdress case. Probably Blackfoot because of the bear claw design and the parallel lines, although the case does have a wide border and curved elements that are not usually seen on Blackfoot objects. Possibly missing a top piece otherwise in good condition. Possibly Sioux and Northern Plains for sure.
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Blackfoot. 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)
overall, 50.67.30_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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