Woman's knife case

Native American, Crow
1875–85


Object Place: Montana?, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 62.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm (24 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.97

Medium or Technique

Leather, beadwork

On View

Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red leather ornamented on one side with a geometric design worked with strings of red, blue, white, green and yellow beads.

Provenance

About 1884/1885, acquired in Wyoming by Rev. Herbert Elijah Probert (b. 1856 - d. 1913), Damariscotta, ME; 1887, gift of Herbert Probert to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1887)

NOTE: Rev. Probert served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert