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Mask

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Native Name:
Munti Xetaya
Object Number:
65-10-112
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Resin (material)
Hair
Tooth
Feather
Bead
Description:
Gourd half, eyes and mouth cut out; blue, red and yellow parrot feathers glued to forehead and chin; traces of red (achiote) rectilinear design on cheeks; applied black wax (cf. 65-10-56) form ears, nose, brows (?), mouth and tongue; teeth armadillo bone; fur bead; one blue. 1 yellow and black feathers on each side of nose; fragment of bird's eggshell on tip of nose; cord across mask back. Used in fertility and initiantion rites to instill fear of the gods in children.
Height:
24cm
Width:
22.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger

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