The Penn Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. Learn more.

Knife Sheath

Object Number:45-15-935
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Plains Indian
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Length: 25.4 cm
Width: 7.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945


Leather knife sheath, face solidly beaded. Top decorated with a large diamond figure made of short garnet and light blue bars, with navy border and green triangles on white ground. The lower field is decorated with diagonal bands compounded of navy, yellow, green and light blue blocks, red and navy triangles in the border. White ground, line of tinklers.

You may also be interested in these objects:

See a problem? Let us know