Early Northern Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Crupper Panel, From the James B. Scoville Collection

sinew-sewn on thick hide; remnants of quillwork on front panel and edged with a lane of white and cobalt seed beads; fringe also retains remnants of quillwork and "real" size white glass beads, overall length 24 in. x width 16 in.
mid-19th century


Collected ca 1845-1865, by Father John Higgenbotham, a missionary based in St. Louis, Missouri and Halifax, Nova Scotia; 
Mount Melleray Abbey, England
Christie's London, Tribal Art Auction: Lot 15, June 29, 1983
Norman Hurst, Massachusetts
James B. Scoville, Illinois

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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