Juan Dideos Copper Box with Bow Guard Lid
Artist: Juan Dideos (1882-1944)
Dimensions: 5”L x 3 1/4″W x 2”H
Stone: Spondylus Oyster Shell and Turquoise
As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 49)
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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