Cigar Case

Native American, Huron
Mid-19th Century


Height x width: 6 x 3 3/4 in. (15.2 x 9.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dyed moose hair, birch bark

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Brich bark cigar case embroidered with moose hair. Top has embroidered design of a white bird in a tree and a seated man. Bottom has a red and white bird in a tree with adult and child figures.


February 18, 1994, sold by Paul Gray, Domas and Gray Gallery, Chatham, NY to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to John Molloy Gallery, New York; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art