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Jemez Buffalo Hide War Shield

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
268
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Jemez Buffalo Hide War Shield, c. 1850/60s, the thick slightly concave shield of single-ply fire-hardened buffalo hide, painted with native pigments to depict a horned figure rising over a central horizontal strip with black outlined white circles, above four black out-lined red vertical stripes, two larger black outlining white circles frame the red stripes, pierced with remnants of hide strap handles, dia. 23 in.

Provenance: Private collection Long Island, New York; Nedra Mattucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Forrest Fenn collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Literature: James A. Hanson, "Spirit in the Art", p. 178, plate 179.
Estimate $15,000-20,000


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Keywords

Forrest Fenn, James A. Hanson, Nedra Mattucci Galleries, Fenn treasure, Santa Fe

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