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Altar Fetish (wei-ma hok-ti-ta-sha) representing black bear or mountain lion

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Stone, turquoise, pigment
DATES 1868-1900, late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 12 5/8 x 7 1/16 in. (32.1 x 17.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 04.297.5052
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Altar Fetish (wei-ma hok-ti-ta-sha) representing black bear or mountain lion, 1868-1900, late 19th century. Stone, turquoise, pigment, 12 5/8 x 7 1/16 in. (32.1 x 17.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5052. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 04.297.5052_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large stone bear or mountain lion with inlaid turquoise eyes and painted zig zag mouth.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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