A Kevin Costner saddle from Dances With Wolves
Orion/Majestic, 1990. 1872 McLellan style saddle dark brown leather saddle with brass hardware, one piece stamped "11 1/2 inch seat." Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the consignor describing how he purchased the saddle in August, 1990 from its maker, Bob Erickson. The letter states that there were two principal saddles used by Costner during the filming and this one was used during Costner's famous Civil War suicide ride (with remnants of stage blood still visible on the right stirrup) and the buffalo hunt. Together with a copy of the final script for Dances With Wolves, signed by Costner, writer Michael Blake, producer Jim Wilson, actor Jimmy Herman, and makeup artist David Atherton.
Dances With Wolves is a key example of a contemporary Western and was nominated for 12 Academy Awards® and won seven, including Best Picture. It was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2007.
Saddle only: 19 x 13 1/2 x 10 in.