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Painting

Object Number:97-15-30
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
Wool
Wood
Height: 60 cm
Width: 80 cm
Depth: 3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-42 - Collector Number

Description

"The first life emerges from the world ocean," as per the artist, Benitez (Furst, 2003 p. 89). Left is a cream colored deer. In upper center are deer antlers on background of green and yellow, and a white tree with leaves and a blue outline. To right of tree is the face of un dios ("god"). On the right is an aqua, white, and pink deer head.

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. 89View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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