Item Number: WC8903025
Category: Knife-Knife Case
Tribe: Cree - Plains Cree
Period: 1850-1875 - ca. 1870
Materials: Commercial leather; multi-colored glass seed beads; cotton cloth; thread sewn.
Description: Front of knife case is fully bead decorated with image of an animal in black with a white heart line at the top. Below animal is an unknown symbol consisting of a black rectangle with yellow and blue lines extending vertically. Beaded symbols are against a white background. It has been suggested that the unknown symbol represents an alter, with vertical sticks and a cross-bar, of the type found in Sun Dances of the Plains Cree and Blackfoot.
Dimensions: Length 11.875 inches 30.2 cm.
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.
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 71
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