Circa 1900 Pueblo Drum & Knife Wing God Painting
- Circa 1900 Pueblo Drum & Knife Wing God Painting
- A wonderful large drum with good provenance, most likely from Zuni, Pueblo.
- It has an aged painting of a Zuni Knife Wing God in simple white and black paint on the drum head.
- The knife wing god painting is 6 1/4″ x 5 3/4″.
- The reverse side has a very faded red arrowhead.
- The drum was in long time use at Cochiti, Pueblo New Mexico.
- Accompanying the drum is a handwritten note.
- This is from the wife of deceased New Mexico Indian trader and rancher, Joe Doty.
- The note states “Drum was traded for in the 50’s from the Lucero family for cows or sheep.
- Joe and Leno Lucero were good friends.
- Leno’s dad, Juan, used the drum from the turn of the century until Joe got it.” Denise Doty.
- The drum is wood with rawhide heads, both top and bottom and strung with rawhide cords.
- It is 18 3/4″ tall x 11″ in diameter.
- The wood is painted white in a 3 3/4″ stripe around both ends with an 11″ center painted blood red.
- There are several aged tears on the side of the hide where it is strung but not affecting the loop holes.
- There is a small 1/2″ long x 1/4″ hole on the top of the drum appearing to be a cigarette burn.
- This drum is a rare find.
- Traditional Native American Items