Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCBP116

Category: Breastplate

Region: Plains

Tribe: Comanche

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Shell, leather, fur, beads, German silver, buckskin.

Description: Ninety-four conch shell hair pipes strung in four rows on five commercial leather posts. Russian blue faceted beads decorate each side of the center post. Native tanned fringe elements are wrapped against the outside posts with a lone blue mould-made bead locked on one fringe. A single German silver decorated crescent dangles from the center post. Ermine skins are wrapped around the buckskin neck strings.

Dimensions: Height 10 inches width 12 inches


Joe Rivera
Morningstar Gallery


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 111

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