Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSHIE78

Category: Shield

Region: Pueblo

Tribe: Santo Domingo

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Rawhide, hair, pigments, buckskin

Description: Large rawhide shield painted with mysterious designs in red, black, yellow, white and green. A hank of yellow horse tail hangs near the center and heavy buckskin thongs decorate each side of the center. A pair of yellow mountain lions are facing the circular figure. The back is decorated with three incised geometric designs and a painted white mountain lion.

Dimensions: 21.5 inches


Collected by Fred Harvey


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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