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Painting

Object Number:97-15-25
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:Wool
Wood
Beeswax
Height: 60.5 cm
Width: 81.2 cm
Thickness: 5.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-10 - Collector Number

Description

Depiction of how the Sun came into the world in a fiery, volcanic explosion. The upper right is an underground path lined with prayer arrows and footprints, showing the Sun's path to the west. The lower left shows the Sun Father being sent into the sky by Grandfather Fire and his assistant, Deer Person Kauyumari. The diagonal band from lower right to upper center is the Sun's path to the sky. (Furst, 2003 p. 95)

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. 95View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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