University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePau
Object Number: 65-10-43
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Shell
Wax
Height: 12.3cm
Outside Diameter:1.3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Straight wooden stick attached to convex side of nacreous clam shell with wax; on concave side two black circles, one within the other. Worn by men in fertility rites. Few men today can wear them due to the necessary size of hole in ear.


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