Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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decorated bottle
  • Lakota peoples
  • decorated bottle, 1850s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • glass, rawhide, tooth, claw, beads
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17 x 9.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5818

Small glass bottle, rectangular in cross-section with a short, circular neck. Bottle is fully covered with light brown rawhide, except for the rim. Small loop handle. Strip wrapped around neck with an orange rodent tooth, black claw and two black beads.