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Hide quiver displaying a variety of abstracted animals such as deers, bears and foxes, as well as two human figures and embellished with glass pony beads geometric designs and fringe

Quiver

Tanana/Athabascan
Southern Alaska

ca. 1850

caribou hide, red paint, glass pony beads

height: 27"
width: (with fringe): 15"

Inventory # CW4314-175

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PROVENANCE

Private collection, Paris, France
Christie’s, New York, January 13, 2005, lot 222 
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, Toronto, ON

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 2006, pgs. 28 and 29

RELATED EXAMPLEs

For a strikingly similar example likely by the same hand with a collection history of 1850 in the Peter the Great Museum, Leningrad - See: Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Ganiushkina and Razuovskaya. Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1973, pgs. 9 - 11

Musee d’Ethnographie, Geneva, Switzerland, No. K1564 – See: The Spirit Sings (Catalogue), Glenbow Museum, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987, fig. S12.

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, No. D.C. 1967 – See: Ibid, fig. A 73