Juan Dideos Copper Box with Bow Guard Lid

Artist: Juan Dideos (1882-1944)
Dimensions: 5”L x 3 1/4″W x 2”H
Tribe: Zuni
Stone: Spondylus Oyster Shell and Turquoise
Material: Copper

As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 49)

Elegant Vessels Book

The practice of repurposing bow guards as box tops continued well into the twentieth century. Attributed to Zuni artist Juan Dideos, this box has been set with cabochons of turquoise and polished sections of spondylus oyster shell.

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