From: Western Mexico | Tepic | Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua | Nayarit

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 97-15-10
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Huichol
Provenience Western Mexico | Tepic | Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua | Nayarit
Culture Area Central American
Creator Jose Benitez Sanchez
Date Made circa 1995
Section American
Materials Beeswax | Yarn | Wood

Center is maroon colored deer head with birds containing human figures to both the right and left. Upper center is a blue deer head flanked by a row of arrows on the left and a row of antlered peyotes on the right. Lower center is a purple deer head. Top right is a deer. Lower left is a reclined deer looking at a decorated gourd bowl and Kauyumari kneeling behind it on the far left. Upper left is a figure with antlers, a flower, and two deer, and several more humanoid figures. The rest consists of multicolored designs and symbols. (Furst, 2003 p. 71)

Height 121 cm
Width 122 cm
Depth 6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number JS-27 - Collector Number

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