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Painting

Object Number:97-15-28
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: 60 cm
Depth: 3.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-31 - Collector Number

Description

Four human figures swimming in the "first river," Rio Lermay. Above the river is a procession of four female goddesses led by a shaman holding power wands. The upper right depicts Deer Person Kauyumari who connects the deities and the people. The lower left depicts sacred deer/peyote beneath a sky. (Furst, 2003 p. 67)

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. 67View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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