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Fetish

Native NameWei-Ma
Object Number:22646
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pueblo
Zuni
Provenience: New Mexico
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Clay
Sinew
Shell
Turquoise
Iconography:Animal
Height: 2.1 cm
Length: 4.3 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Southwest Expedition; R. Stewart Culin; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902
Other Number:S/P/6 - Field No SF

Description

Mountain Lion (long tail) fetish, long body with long tail curved along the back, round face, short legs. Buff clay with red pigment, two pendants of turquoise strapped to the back of the fetish with twine and shell beads. Represents the direction North, swept or barren place, Yellow Mountain.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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