Object photography

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Object description

  • Tlingit artist
  • Sheath, 19th century
  • Leather
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, United States
  • L: 6 3/8 in, W: 2 1/2 in, D: 1/4 in (L: 16.2 cm, W: 6.3 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11856

DESCRIPTION

Originally it was thought that this object was a fur sheath but it is now recognized as a soiled soft "chamois" skin sheath. There is a tube with one end open and the other is drawn together.