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Ceremonial Shield

Object Number:53-1-24
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Materials:Deer Hide
Height: 0 cm
Length: 54.3 cm
Width: 56.4 cm
Outside Diameter:56 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1953


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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