Gods

The Word of the Gods
SKU: MRC-1601

Nayarit, Mexico, c. 1990
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood.  Custom museum framing in plexiglass box. 
(23 1/2" x 23 1/2" , 60cm x 60cm).  Framed dimensions:  30 1/2" x 30 1/2" x 2 1/4".  

Provenance:  Current owner purchased c.1994 from Mark Lang, the collector who provided the 31 José Benitez Sanchez paintings now in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, documented in the book Visions of a Huichol Shaman by Dr. Peter Furst (2003).  It was purchased from artist in approximately 1990.

The text written on the back of the painting has been translated as follows: 
 "In this painting we can see the symbol when the Gods have communication during the night.  To have knowledge of what they say and this is the way we know the word of the Gods.  If you go to Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi, where you can find the sacred Gods."
 

$950
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The Snake Gods - Guardians of the Sacred Places
SKU: EBF-1601

Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua, Nayarit, Mexico, c. 1990
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood.  With black aluminum frame. 
(23 1/2" x 23 1/2" , 60cm x 60cm).  Framed dimensions:  24" x 24" x 1".  

Provenance:  Current owner purchased c.1994 from Mark Lang, the collector who provided the 31 José Benitez Sanchez (father of Eliseo Benitez Sanchez) paintings now in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, documented in the book Visions of a Huichol Shaman by Dr. Peter Furst (2003).  It was purchased from artist in approximately 1990.

The text written on the back of the painting has been (badly) translated as follows:
"Here we see the sacred _ the world of our gods who were sent by our founder goddess "Takutsi Nakawe" who from the first moment our first world was established. She had to carry out to redesignate the four cardinal points in which she existed as power before _ the flood. Therefore her bastion of power established the four cardinal points and there with control and power is first established the representative center of our birth and after it the four cardinal points. To the snakes gods guardians of the holy places. For the _ of we the Huichols and carry the tradition and culture of our ancestors."

 

$750
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Mithila painting
SKU: MTP-1701

Undetermined artist - Madhubani, Bihar, India
1982
Ink and paint on paper
(30" h. x 22" w. )

$450
Mithila painting
SKU: MTP-1710

Undetermined artist - Madhubani, Bihar, India
1975
Ink and paint on paper
(30" h. x 22" w. )

$450
God Suckling at the Breast of a Demon
SKU: SHLK-1901

Shalini Karn - Madhubani, Bihar, India
2019
Ink on paper (20 1/4" x 12" on 22" x 14 3/4" sheet).

$400
Mithila painting
SKU: MTP-1707

Undetermined artist - Madhubani, Bihar, India
1976
Ink and paint on paper
(22" h. x 30" w. )

$375
Shiva - Mithila painting
SKU: MIT19

Unknown Artist - Madhubani, Bihar, India
Late 20th cent.
Ink on hand-made paper
(30" h. x 22" w. )

$225
"Kamajaya" ("The God of Love") "Wayang Kulit" Javanese Shadow Puppet by Tri Suwarno
SKU: INDOP-1104

Wayang Kulit shadow puppet by Tri Suwarno from Java, Indonesia, c.2010.
Water buffalo hide body painted with water-based paints, with water buffalo horn and bamboo handles (18 1/2" h. x 10" w. x 1/2" d., 26 1/2" h. including 8" handle).

$175
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Kalighat Krishna and Gopi
SKU: GCH-0711

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(17 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. )

$160
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Las Ofrendas a los Dioses
SKU: OTMR-1804

Huichol yarn painting.
Nayarit, Mexico, 2018
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(12" x 12")

$160
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Tales of Lord Krishna and the Gopis
SKU: MontuScroll5

Paptachitra Story Scroll attributed to Montu Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
Late 20th cent.
Water-based paint on paper with fabric backing
(28" h. x 11" w. )

$145
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"Ratih" ("The Goddess of Love") "Wayang Kulit" Javanese Shadow Puppet by Tri Suwarno
SKU: INDOP-1105

Wayang Kulit shadow puppet by Tri Suwarno from Java, Indonesia, c.2010.
Water buffalo hide body painted with water-based paints, with water buffalo horn and bamboo handles (12 1/2" h. x 8" w. x 1/2" d., 18 1/2" h. including 6" handle).

$135
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The Creator of the World
SKU: JBS-1801

Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua, Nayarit, Mexico, c.2000.
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood, with wood frame on back
(24" x 24" , 61cm x 61cm).   Signed on back by artist in Spanish and Huichol, with written description in rather difficult to follow Spanish.  Current owner purchased in Puerto Vallarta from Roberto Flores, c. 2000.

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Arugba Osun - Twins Seven-Seven
SKU: Twin-59

2008
Oil, acrylic, ink and pastel on plywood
(24" h, x 24"w.).
Provenance:  Private collection, purchased directly from the artist.

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The Hundred Faces of Oshun: River Goddess Oshun
SKU: Twin-69

1973
Oil, ink and shellac on plywood. Original black wood frame by artist.
(43" h x 25 1/2"w)
Puchased directly from the artist while the owner lived in Lagos, Nigeria from 1973 to 1975.

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The Gods' Meeting in the Desert - Yarn Painting
SKU: JBS-1601

Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua, Nayarit, Mexico, c. 1990
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood.  Custom museum framing in plexiglass box. 
(23 1/2" x 31 1/2" , 60cm x 80cm).  Framed dimensions:  30 1/2" x 38" x 2 1/4".  

Provenance:  Current owner purchased c.1994 from Mark Lang, the collector who provided the 31 José Benitez Sanchez paintings now in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, documented in the book Visions of a Huichol Shaman by Dr. Peter Furst (2003).  It was purchased from artist in approximately 1990.

The text written on the back of the painting has been translated as follows:
"The Gods are going to have a meeting in the desert where the life of all Gods are.  This is the way that we know them and the fire God is the Grandfather of the world and the Goddess is the founder of the world.  The gods are going to have a meeting to get the name of God Tuamurravi, the Grandfather God of the First World where the flood for the first time it's been walking taking all of thoughts and the seed to rise where discover the land during six years and for this get the life for everybody."

 

 

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The Gods Give Life to the Sacred Places of the Earth
SKU: JBS-08

Huichol yarn painting by
Jose Benitez Sanchez,
Nayarit, Mexico, c. 2000
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(24" x 24")

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The Energy of the Gods
SKU: JBS-9501

Huichol yarn painting by
Jose Benitez Sanchez,
Nayarit, Mexico, c. 1995
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(24" x 24")

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The Deer God
SKU: JBS-0504

Huichol yarn painting by
Jose Benitez Sanchez,
Nayarit, Mexico, c. 2000
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(12" x 12")

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The Gods Come from the First World
SKU: JBS-0511

Huichol yarn painting by
José Benitez Sanchez,
Nayarit, Mexico, c. 2004
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(48" x 48")

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