Cheyenne River Sioux Pictorial Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag, From the James B. Scoville Collection

thread and sinew-sewn softly-tanned hide; beaded using red white-heart, greasy yellow, white, and Charlotte-cut cobalt, dark blue and pea green; elk, thunderbird, and a warrior on horseback, holding a lance banner are depicted on the throat of both sides of bag; throat is coated with yellow pigment, overall length 40 in.
fourth quarter 19th century




Two rawhide slats are not attached; some quill loss; hide is supple.

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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