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Brass wall hanging of messenger bird with crescent moon and star cutouts / Kent Porter

Curatorial Remarks

The crescent moon symbolizes the peyote altar. The lines cutout on the crescent moon represent the path of Christ.

Tags: waterbird, peyote bird, peyote altar, star, wall hanging, brass, peyote meeting
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting, personal activity

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Brass wall hanging of messenger bird with crescent moon and star cutouts
Culture: 
Native American; Cowlitz
Date: 
1997
Materials/Techniques: 
metal, silver, brass
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Chief Ken W. Porter Sr. Founder/CEO, Native American Church of North America of the Cowlitz Indians, Sothwestern Washington State
Accession No: 
69.163
Department: 
Not On View

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