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Dagger

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Native Name:
Nupe
Object Number:
65-10-84
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Bamboo
Monkey Fur
Feathers
Description:
Long piece of bamboo tapered to point, back painted red and black, front with green lines and interlocking rectilinear design; based covered with monkey fur, wrapped with cord; two long red feathers attached, one with small white feather attached with wax, the other blue. Worn suspended from forehead down back as ornament and protection; used in fertility rites.
Length:
41.3cm
Width:
2.8cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger

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