Northern Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate

rows of bone hairpipes strung with hide thongs coated in red pigment and separated by leather spacers; tie made of buffalo hide and strung with faceted white beads, overall length 22 in., width 9.75 in.
second half 19th century


Some leather spacers are broken or cracked in several places. Some attempt at stabilization with cotton thread. Separate bag with loose beads accompanies the lot.

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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