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Painting

Object Number:97-15-11
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: 61 cm
Width: 80 cm
Depth: 3.9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-29 - Collector Number

Description

Peyote in the center shows that it is at the heart of the world and the focus of the four cosmic directions. An antlered version of peyote is depicted in each corner. Animal guardians and sacred arrows fill the spaces between each corner. (Furst, 2003 p. 97)

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. 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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