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Painting

Object Number:97-15-27
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: 80 cm
Width: 122 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-28 - Collector Number

Description

Depiction of figures in the sacred peyote desert, Wirikuta. The center hass a deer head with snakes streaming downward. On the left are eight figures, four of whom wear skirts. To right of the central deer head are two deer heads in circles. Below these are four deer heads in circles, above insects, above rain serpents.

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. 99View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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