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Painting

Object Number:97-15-1
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: 81.5 cm
Length: 122 cm
Depth: 5.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-1 - Collector Number

Description

A dark green spirit eye (nierica) is above center, below a row of five peyotes. A smaller, bright green nierica is in the center. A third, blue and orange nierica is in the lower center portion of the painting. Each nierica has two pairs of prominent antlers. Right of center has a shaman accompanied by rain serpents surrounding a deer. Left of center are animals including a nocturnal creature, and possibly a hummingbird, a large porcupine?, snakes, insects, and a deer head. The bottom of the painting depicts a deer on its back with song lines coming from its mouth. (Furst, 2003 p. 91)

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. 91View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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