Quiver Stiffener

Quiver Stiffener
Quiver Stiffener
Date:
1850–1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Bone, Hardwood, Glass Trade Beads, Copper Nails
Dimensions:
3/4 x 12 1/2 x 5/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Provenance:

Original Purchase Date: 03 / 04 / 02 for $2,500
Purchased From: Jeffrey R. Myers
Gallery: Jeffrey R. Myers / Primitive and Fine Arts
Gallery Address: 12 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028, USA

Accession Number:
2007.21.182
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Beautifully rendered quiver stiffener in the form of a caribou effigy. The caribou head is carved from bone. The eyes are inset with blue glass Russian trade beads. The head is attached to the hardwood shaft through the use of six copper nails or brads. NOTE: For other examples of quiver stiffeners see “Art of the North American Indians--The Thaw Collection” page 448, number T650, also “The Etholen Collection--National Board of Antiquities of Finland” pages 296, 297 figures 505, 506, 507 and 508.

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