Lot 132

C. 1870 Southern Cheyenne Bow, Arrow & Quiver Set

Estimate: $12,500 - $17,500

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This is an exceptional example of a bow, arrow and quiver set, quite possibly the best we have ever offered, an authentic circa 1870 Southern Cheyenne beaded quiver set from the Mary Lou and Pierre DuPont family collection out of St. Louis, Missouri. The set is made of Indian brain-tanned Buffalo Bison hide and is covered in hand-rubbed yellow ocher / ochre mineral pigment dye. The quiver has beautifully beaded sections in typical 19th Century Cheyenne colors and the traditional Cheyenne “bar” designs. The beadwork is all period glass trade seed beads in colors of greasy blue, greasy yellow, semi-transparent rose, semi-transparent green and greasy / chalk white. In addition to the wonderful beadwork, the quiver shows various sections of Indian tanned frilly hide fringes as well as a strip of old stroud trade cloth on the outer side. There are some minor and expected stains and discoloration of the fringes and hide. The set is sinew sewn and expertly crafted with exceptional art appeal. There are three old metal-tipped arrows with feather fletching in the quiver as well as the original bow with drawstring lon gone. The bow is 49 inches in length. This is truly a fine example and one of the best full complete sets we have ever offered with amazing art appeal. Provenance: From the ex-collection of the DuPont Family in St. Louis, Missouri.*