Ceremonial Shield


From: United States of America | South Dakota

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 53-1-24
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sioux
Provenience United States of America | South Dakota
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Deer Hide | Pigment | Feather | Iron

Round. Made of hide with hair left on over most of surface (deer hide). Painting around perimeter of hair - 3 figures at top, scallops & lines at sides. 5 feather attached on each side - 2 missing, quills wrapped with green cloth. Single feather attached to netted hoop in upper right of hair; leather thongs attached to netted hoops in lower corners of hair. Mounted on iron ring.

Height 0 cm
Length 54.3 cm
Width 56.4 cm
Outside Diameter 56 cm
Credit Line Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1953

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