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Painting

Object Number:97-15-10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Huichol
Provenience: Western Mexico
Tepic
Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua
Nayarit
Culture Area: Central American
Maker: Jose Benitez Sanchez
Date Made: circa 1995
Early Date: 1990
Late Date: 1996
Section:American
Materials:Beeswax
Yarn
Wood
Height: 121 cm
Width: 122 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-27 - Collector Number

Description

Center is maroon colored deer head with birds containing human figures to both the right and left. Upper center is a blue deer head flanked by a row of arrows on the left and a row of antlered peyotes on the right. Lower center is a purple deer head. Top right is a deer. Lower left is a reclined deer looking at a decorated gourd bowl and Kauyumari kneeling behind it on the far left. Upper left is a figure with antlers, a flower, and two deer, and several more humanoid figures. The rest consists of multicolored designs and symbols. (Furst, 2003 p. 71)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Huichol Yarn Paintings (1996 - 2004) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Furst, Peter T. 2003. Visions of a Huichol Shaman.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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