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    Sioux Miniature Bow Case and Quiver
    Circa 1865
    Length of bow case 12 in.; Length of quiver 9 in.; Length of bow 16 in.
    Length of arrows 11 1/2 in.

    This rare example is made of native tanned buffalo hide and decorated with fine porcupine quillwork. The top and bottom of both the bow case and quiver are decorated with quilled panels. The intervening space is filled with narrow, single lines of quillwork. The set is complete with a miniature wood bow with sinew bowstring and five miniature arrows. The set is a faithful recreation of a full scale ensemble. It was likely made for a warrior's favored son.

    Provenance
    Gallery West, Tucson, Arizona.





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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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