Jemez Pueblo War Shield

  • 18 inches across
  • #FCSHIE77

This shield, from Jemez, Pueblo, is 18 inches across. Painted yellow overall on its face, the shield is completely red on the back. There is a typical horizontal band of stars across the front. The green “V” above it may represent the first rays of dawn. To the left is a clump of parrot feathers, and to the right are buckskin thongs with small hawk bells attached to them. This shield dates from 1850-1875.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson pg.178.

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