Lot 319

Apache Pictorial Polychrome Painted Rattle 19th C.

Estimate: $400 - $800

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The lot features a fantastic parfleche and wood rattle with pictorial polychrome paint dating to the 19th Century from the Apache Native American Indians. The piece shows hard parfleche rawhide with sinew rawhide sewing on a carved stripped wood handle. The entire parfleche rattle is covered in mineral pigment polychrome pictorial painting showing two bird fetish figures, likely ravens, and a geometric pattern on the back. The wood handle, which is carved and has a stripped hewn finish, has a dark patina from honest age and use. The handle can be removed and is slightly loose but does stay in place. The rattle has small rocks inside giving a nice sound. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce was also the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery, this piece is directly from the collection. Measures8 5/8"L by 3.5"W vt 2.25"D. Museum collection number E1050.