Origin: Northern Plains
Date: Late 18th C. to early 19th C.
Media: Elk antler
Dimensions: 13″ x 3″
Description: This is a great and early scrapper with three horses etched into it. The patina is heavy with old blood and is smooth and finely cracked with age. A row of 10 large dots lines the side just below the top. On the same side and at the base are two horses, one either dark in color or wearing a blanket and the other set against a ridge of mountains. Opposite to thes horses on the other side is a single horse with bridle and a leader. This scrapper comes with the stand.
Provenance is via Trotta-Bono and Helene Sage. This scrapper is found with multiple photos in Helene Sage’s book, Native American Horse Gear: A Golden Age of Equine-Inspired Art of the Nineteenth Century.