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Painting

Object Number:97-15-5
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: 5.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-9 - Collector Number

Description

The center top shows two disembodied eyes representing the sky goddess Our Mother Young Eagle Girl. Below that is a spirit eye (nierica) and a deer head, which depicts the great deer that presides over all deer. A mountain in the upper left sits above rain serpents which sit above a large, black serpent with antlers. Below center is a flame. In the lower right are 4 purple deer below mountains and peyote- a depiction of Wirikuta, a sacred peyote desert. Along the mid right border is a figure reclining. In the upper right corner are serpents. (Furst, 2003 p.87)

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. 87View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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