Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8708555

Category: Case - Lance case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1890

Materials: Native tanned hide; rawhide; multi-colored glass seed beads; red and black wool cloth; red, green, blue, and yellow paint; canvas; brass bell; thread sewn and sinew sewn.

Description: Elaborate spear case has a long, painted rawhide scabbard with two beaded and fringed tabs hanging off it. The head of the case is fully beaded with two triangular motifs in various colors against a light blue background, the edge decorated with long fringe.

Dimensions: Length 50.5 inches


Lessard Collection - SD 568
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


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


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 98

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