Man's pouch

Native American (Dine [Navajo])
about 1890–1910

Object Place: Arizona


Overall: 11.4 x 81.3 cm (4 1/2 x 32 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, leather

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)





The bandolier-style pouch has a commercial leather strap with silver concha decoration, and a pouch made from old saddle leather, decorated wuth stamp work, and decorated with a single large fluted silver button.


Mr. Pierce Butler, Hingham, Massachusetts; purchased by the donors on October 27, 1973, at the estate auction of Mr. Butler, held at the Auction Barn Galleries of W. Torrey Little, Inc., in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts; 2008, gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons David J. and Robert C. Malenka. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons, David J. and Robert C. Malenka