From: New Mexico | Jemez Pueblo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 38563
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Tewa (Culture)
Provenience New Mexico | Jemez Pueblo
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide

A circular shield made from layers of hide stitched together around the circumference. The front is painted with concentric circles of red, blue, green, and black. The central circle has green rays at the outer edge and four white diamonds are painted in opposing positions. A knotted, hide strap is inserted through the shield to act as a handle. A stitched repair was made along the edge.

Outside Diameter 60 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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