Shield Cover


Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: North America

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA7604
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Apache
Provenience North America
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Pigment

Circular hide shield and shield cover with a painted design on the front. The design is split into eight triangular segments with a yellow circle at the center of the shield. Triangular segments are painted in opposing pairs of red, dark blue, light blue, and yellow. Within each segment are different geometric or animal designs including birds, diamonds, stars, and circles. Two small, triangular flaps of hide are attached to one of the dark blue segments toward the edge of the shield. The shield cover wraps around to the back and is secured by a drawstring made from a hide strap.

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