Item Number: WC8308065
Tribe: Cree - Plains Cree or Métis
Period: 1825-1850 - ca. 1850
Materials: Native tanned hide; dyed and natural porcupine quills; dyed red horse hair; white glass seed beads, rawhide; wood; cotton cloth; sinew.
Description: Classic pad saddle decorated at corners with quillwork in floral designs; four tabs decorated with geometric designs in quillwork hang from each corner; strips of loom woven quillwork decorate the stirrup straps.
Dimensions: Length 18.5 inches 47 cm.; Width 11 inches 28cm.
Charles Messiter Collection
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.
Akicita, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, May 17, 1983 - July 10, 1983
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 282, 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 140
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