(tna-0015) Circa 1900 Pueblo Drum & Knife Wing God Painting



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


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