Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8308027

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Great Lakes - Eastern Great Lakes

Period: 1775-1800

Materials: Native tanned and black dyed deerskin; dyed and natural porcupine quills; brass cones and dyed red deerhair.

Description: Knife case is decorated with quillwork including a heart shaped design in red, yellow and white quills, a central vertical band in red, black, and yellow, zigzag white lines, etc. Case is attached to neck strap which includes segment of netted quillwork.

Dimensions: Length (with strap) 20.5 inches 52 cm; Length (case only) 10.4 inches 26 cm


Charles Messiter Collection
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Akicita, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, May 17 1983 - July 10, 1983
Splendid Heritage, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, May 27, 1995 - September 27, 1995,
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, October 23, 1998 - October 3, 1999
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 4842Y, Lot 287, April 24, 1982
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 71

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