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

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 97-15-5
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

The center top shows two disembodied eyes representing the sky goddess Our Mother Young Eagle Girl. Below that is a spirit eye (nierica) and a deer head, which depicts the great deer that presides over all deer. A mountain in the upper left sits above rain serpents which sit above a large, black serpent with antlers. Below center is a flame. In the lower right are 4 purple deer below mountains and peyote- a depiction of Wirikuta, a sacred peyote desert. Along the mid right border is a figure reclining. In the upper right corner are serpents. (Furst, 2003 p.87)

Height 61 cm
Width 80 cm
Depth 5.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mark D. Lang, 1997
Other Number JS-9 - Collector Number

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