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A steel knife with a bone carved handle and its hide sheath highly decorated in geometric design with glass beads, porcupine and bird quills

Knife and Sheath

Red River Cree
Manitoba

ca. 1840

Knife: steel, bone. Sheath: hide, porcupine and bird quills, glass beads

height: 11 ½"
width: 3"

Inventory # CW4314-119

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PROVENANCE

Ken Buller, Ontario, Canada, acquired from Father Edmond Buller in the early 1960s
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
Private Collection, Toronto, Ontario

RELATED EXAMPLE

The British Museum, London , Cat. No. 1949 AM 22.134 - See: The Spirit Sings, Glenbow Museum, Mclelland and Stewart, 1987, pg. 82, pl. P51