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    A SIOUX MAN'S BREASTPLATE

    c. 1890

    composed of three panels of bone hairpipe beads, secured with hide to commercial leather strips, a rawhide leather strap with dyed porcupine quills suspended below, trimmed with metal cones inserted with red-dyed chicken feathers

    Length: 21 ½ inches


    Condition Report*: In overall fair to good condition. Hide with usual wear, including moderate soiling. Loss of two horizontal hairpipe beads. One hairpipe bead unattached at bottom. Circular rawhide ornament with fading. Quilling faded with some abrasion and approx. 30% loss, mostly at ends. Loss of approx. three metal cones with chicken feathers. Metal cones with brown tarnish. Loss of some chicken feathers. Insect damage is present, particularly around chicken feathers. Rusting of all cones. Quillwork with loss and fading. Cotton velvet fabric lining discolored around object and not tautly stretched. No apparent restoration.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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