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    Description

    Kiowa Model Shield
    Circa 1890
    Diameter 14 in.

    The model shield is made with a rawhide base and a native tanned hide cover. The shield cover is painted with a highly stylized bear paw outlined in red paint. A cow tail and two bead wrapped fringes with tin cones and dyed red horsehair are tied to the shield. On the reverse, the tanned cover is fitted and laced over the rawhide base in typical Plains fashion. Portions of the rawhide base have been rubbed with white and green paint. (For further information and related examples see: McCoy, Ron, "Miniature Shields: James Mooney's Fieldwork Among the Kiowa and Kiowa-Apache", American Indian Art Magazine, Volume 20, Number 3, Summer, 1995, pp. 64-71).

    Provenance
    Sotheby's: American Indian Art, Andy Warhol Collection, Lot 2537, April 28, 1998.



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    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
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