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Object Number:97-15-15
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: 40 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-37 - Collector Number

Description

Spirit eye (nierica) of the sun in a sacred circle of peyote, maize, and rain serpents representing water. Antlers are in the lower right and upper left, representing the sacred deer who is peyote and maize. Ants are in the upper right and lower left corners, who stole the first maize from the goddess Niwetsika. (Furst, 2003 p.63)

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. 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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