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Fetish

Native NameWei-Ma
Object Number:22631
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pueblo
Zuni
Provenience: New Mexico
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Stone
Fiber
Clay
Iconography:Animal
Height: 3.9 cm
Length: 8.2 cm
Width: 3 cm
Credit Line:Southwest Expedition; R. Stewart Culin; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902

Description

Animal fetish with a long, rectangular body and short legs. The head has slightly pointed ears, a flat, triangular face, and inset eyes. A string of discoidal, green beads is attached to the back using a plant fiber cord wrapped around the body. The fetish is painted black with some paint chipped away revealing white underneath.

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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