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

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 97-15-1
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

A dark green spirit eye (nierica) is above center, below a row of five peyotes. A smaller, bright green nierica is in the center. A third, blue and orange nierica is in the lower center portion of the painting. Each nierica has two pairs of prominent antlers. Right of center has a shaman accompanied by rain serpents surrounding a deer. Left of center are animals including a nocturnal creature, and possibly a hummingbird, a large porcupine?, snakes, insects, and a deer head. The bottom of the painting depicts a deer on its back with song lines coming from its mouth. (Furst, 2003 p. 91)

Height 81.5 cm
Length 122 cm
Depth 5.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number JS-1 - Collector Number

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