Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8308029

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Santee

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Knife case: Native tanned hide; dyed and natural porcupine quills; white glass seed beads. Knife: steel, wood

Description: Front of knife case is fully quilled with an asymetrical design consisting of geometric forms and a wavy line. Top horizontal panel has animal forms (2) in black dyed quills. Knife is stamped P.C.J. & Co. cast steel.

Dimensions: Length (knife case) 10.5 inches 26.7 cm; Length (knife 11.25 inches 28.6 cm


Kurt Schindler, West Germany
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 4708Y, Lot 278, October 23, 1981
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 72

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006

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