Wrist Guard (Gato) with Design in Relief


Medium: Silver, leather

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (8.5 x 6.8 cm)



Accession Number: 08.491.8927

Catalogue Description:
Wristlets, or ketohs, were originally worn on a man's left arm as a guard against the snap of a bowstring. By the turn of the century, however, they were generally worn for purely decorative purposes. Ornamented by silver plate, they are backed with a leather band that laces closed.

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