Object photography

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Object description

  • A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo) artist
  • Rattle, before 1945
  • Tortoise shell, hoof, leather
  • Southwestern United States
  • L: 6 in, W: 7 1/4 in, D: 2 1/4 in (L: 15.2 cm, W: 18.4 cm, D: 5.7 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Edward S. Moseley, 1979
  • E28532


This is a leg rattle made out of a brown-green tortoise shell. Leather cords strung with deer and pig hooves are attached to the top of shell. When used, the rattle would play while the wearer danced.