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Painting

Object Number:97-15-4
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: 80 cm
Width: 58 cm
Depth: 3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number:JS-8 - Collector Number

Description

Central design showing a mother giving birth to twins, depicting the first birth of the human race. Below that, a mother is giving birth to a single child with a midwife on one side and an antlered cultural hero, Kauyumari, on the other side. Hummingbirds and inverted turtles along the right border. Deer and turtles along the left border. Snakes along the top border. Iguana in top left. (Furst, 2003 p. 53)

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. 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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