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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Cheyenne 264
Descriptions
rawhide 1018 blue 690 paint 359 strips 35 fringe 575 White 769 leather 2024 short 14 cover 40 shield 7 yellow 526 Red 1061
Names
medicine shield
Subjects
circle 44 dots 30 crescent 17 outlined 4 lines 41
Date:
ca. 1860
Dimensions:
L: 7.5 in, width: 7 in
Credit Line:
Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. A) White leather shield cover painted with a blue outlined yellow crescent at top, a red and yellow circle surrounded by blue dots at center and yellow, blue and red lines radiating from bottom center to bottom of shield; short leather fringes at top above crescent; laced throught slits around the edge on back. B) Thick rawhide shield, has 2 white leather strips tied to it with leather thongs.
Accession Number:
NA.502.177

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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