Scissor Sheath

Native American
1840


Dimensions

Length x width: 15.2 x 7.6 cm (6 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2013.654

Medium or Technique

Buckskin, dyed moose hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buckskin scissor sheaths embroidered with moose hair, beautiful colors and very fine condition.

Provenance

Acquired through Willis Henry Auctions, Marshfield, MA, by John Molloy Gallery, New York; April 19, 1994, sold by Molloy Gallery to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 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