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February 10, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Sioux Painted Buffalo Hide Dance Shield

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2983BLocation: BostonDate / Time: February 10, 2017 10:00AM


Sioux Painted Buffalo Hide Dance Shield, c. last quarter 19th century, mounted on a wood hoop with a cloth-wrapped wood rod at the back, the front painted green and with a deer head framed by three rectangles, written in pencil on the interior: "Standing Rock Agency, Fort Yates, N.D. July 4, 1900," dia. 19 in.

Note: There is a photograph in the National Anthropological Archives of a shield by the same maker.
Estimate $12,000-16,000

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