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Object Number:97-15-7
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: 30 cm
Width: 30 cm
Thickness: 3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-20 - Collector Number

Description

Described as "respiracion del mundo" or "the breath of the world," or "the first breath of life." Three ghostly representations of Deer Person Kauyumari, a cultural hero. In the lower right, he is depicted not only with antlers on his head, but also on his knee. Central image of a white stream. (Furst, 2003 p. 55)

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. 55View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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