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Painting

Object Number:97-15-12
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: 59.7 cm
Width: 60 cm
Depth: 3.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-32 - Collector Number

Description

A central butterfly represents the themes of death, resurrection, and of transformation from one state to another. Above the butterfly is a deer head. Snakes flank along the right and left borders, all facing toward the center. (Furst, 2003 p. 61)

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. 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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