Gun Case

Gwich'in
Dene (Athabascan)
Subarctic

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1920

Native-tanned smoked and unsmoked caribou hide, cotton, wool cloth, glass beads, Dentalium shells, thread, ribbon; overlay beading

Overall: 51 3/16 in. (130 cm)

Overall: 49 × 8 1/8 in. (124.5 × 20.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Guido R. Rahr, Sr., Class of 1951P

985.47.26571

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Armament: Accessory

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Subarctic

On view

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Patterns of Life, Patterns of Art: The Rahr Collection of Native American Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 2-June 19, 1987.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–July 22, 2022.

Publication History

Barbara A. Hail and Gregory C. Schwarz, Patterns of Life, Patterns of Art: The Rahr Collection of Native American Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1987, p.70, no.104, ill., p.50.

George P. Horse Capture, Sr., Joe D. Horse Capture, Joseph M. Sanchez, et al., Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. on p. 83 and p. 140, no. 18.

Provenance

Collected by Guido Reinhardt Rahr, Sr. (1902-1985), Manitowoc, Wisconsin, date unknown; given to present collection, 1985.

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