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Title: Martingale
Date: c.1900
Culture: Apsáalooke (Crow)
Medium: tanned hide, wool and cotton cloth, glass seed beads, and brass bells
Dimensions:
37 × 16 in. (94 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line: The Donald Danforth Jr. Collection, Gift of Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.
Object Number: 80:2010
Place made: United States
Current Location: On View, Gallery 322
Notes:
Among the Plains Indian people, horses were a source of both honor and currency. The best horses were decorated for special occasions like parades and celebrations, a tradition that continues to this day among the Apsáalooke (Crow) in south-central Montana. Martingales like the one seen here hang from the horse's neck and cover its chest.
Exhibition History
Title: Plains Indian Artwork from the Donald Danforth Jr. Collection (2009)
Date: February 27 – October 25, 2009
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Plains Indian Beadwork from the Donald Danforth Jr. Collection
Date: November 17, 2006 – July 7, 2007
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
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