Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSHIE70

Category: Shield

Region: Pueblo

Tribe: Santo Domingo

Period: 1800-1825

Materials: Rawhide, pigments, buckskin

Description: This shield is half an inch thick in places and would certainly stop an arrow and maybe a bullet if struck at an angle. It has been painted several times over it's long life. The shield is held by a shoulder strap of buckskin.

Dimensions: 18 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, p-179

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