Skin tobacco pouch, beaded and with quill-wrapped fringe.
- 19thC (?)
- Found/Acquired: USA (?)
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
- Length: 86 centimetres
- Width: 12 centimetres
Pouch said to have belonged to the Dakota chief Spirit Ghost. Long-term loan-in; additional to original group; received 11/1982.
2004 7 Jun-2011 2 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The American West"
5 March 2004
Light clean. Secure loose quillwork.
Slightly dirty. Some loose quillwork.
Beads cleaned with cotton wool swabs lightly moistened with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).Quillwork cleaned by gently rubbing surface with Groomstick (modified natural rubber).Loose ends of quillwork secured with Mowilith 50 (polyvinyl acetate) 10% w/v in acetone/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).
The collection was purchased for £629,000 through the Heritage Lottery Fund (£479, 000); with contributions from B.M. Friends (£50, 000), J. P. Morgan Chase (£50,000), and National Arts Collections Fund (£50,000).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 1869.9 (Stonyhurst College no.)
- Am 1977. L1. 54
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