University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 38-23-123
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Huichol
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Nayarit
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Gourd
Bead
Bees-Wax
Lacquer
Width: 21.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert M. Zingg, 1938

Description

Interior covered with lacquer and with designs of colored glass beads fastened in bees-wax. Used as offerings to gods in ceremonies. Red lacquer. Brown, white, and blue beads. Central rosette and 5 "trees" designs. Also irregular designs of red, white, and black yarn.


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