Knife Sheath


From: Northern Scandinavia

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 40-33-73B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Finnish | Lapp
Provenience Northern Scandinavia
Culture Area Russia
Section American
Materials Ivory | Saddle Leather
Technique Etched
Iconography Reindeer | Wolf

Steel knife blade with ivory handle, etched. Sheath of ivory, carved in two pieces, joining along the face of the blade; held together by broad band of saddle leather; etched conventional design and openwork on one face. Reindeer and wolf on other face.

Length 34 cm
Width 4.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Hinckle Smith, 1940

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