Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCMIR17

Category: Mirror-Mirror Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Rawhide, pigments, glass, buckskin, tooth, brass beads, shell, tin, lead.

Description: Small envelope style rawhide bag, painted on both sides and beaded on the outside edges. Three drops on the front contain cowrie shells, brass and glass beads, and the tooth of a large predator animal. Tin cones hang from each side. The mirror is held sturdy with thick lead that has been gently hammered into place.

Dimensions: Height 4.5 inches width 5.5 inches


Ex-collection of the Taos artist E.I. Couse


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 126

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