Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Pueblo peoples
  • shield, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • rawhide, leather, paint
  • Object Diameter: 44 cm
    Object Diameter: 17 5/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1283
Label Text

The circular rawhide shield has holes punched in the perimeter at regular intervals. The shield has a ring of yellow and then red, and a black field that contains two human-like figures painted in red with yellow hair, connected to a red sun-like circle in the center. There are two red snakes, outlined in yellow, at the bottom sides and a red "V" at the top. A leather strap is strung through two holes.