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Whitney Western Art Museum

Northern Plains 1866
rawhide 1018 metallic gold 19 Buckskin 430 feathers 641 braid 3 cone 19 violet dyed dentalium 9 Beads 2617 multi-colored seed shells 78 tin 353
breastplate 36
stripes 197
ca. 1885
L: 8.75 in, width: 5.125 in, charm length: 6.25 in
Credit line: Gift of The Coe Foundation, Description: Breastplate. Four rows of dentalium shells separated by strips of rawhide trimmed with metallic gold braid, buckskin thong ties at top of outer rawhide strips. Tied to center strip near top is 2" pink conch shell with remnants of 2 violet dyed feathers. At bottoms of rawhide strips are multi-colored seed bead loops (mostly yellow beads) through which are strung the leather thong ties of a charm. Charm is wrap beaded in light blue with yellow and dark blue stripes and has 2 danglers also wrap beaded in light blue with a yellow band bordered by dark blue, ends of danglers are split into 4 pieces each of which has a tin cone attached. Dimensions: Length (#1) is breastplate only. Condition: Fragile - dentalium are cracked and broken with pieces missing. Origin: Original studio collection of artist Frederic S. Remington. Previously mistakenly accessioned into the PIM collection as NA.203.125
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