University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:34-31-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Venezuela
State Of Apure
Lower Rio Capanaparo
Culture Area: Circum-Caribbean
Length: 14.5 cm
Width: 2 cm
Thickness: 0.3 cm
Credit Line:University Museum / Columbia University Venezuelan Expedition; Vincenzo Petrullo, 1934


Carved end used as comb to search for lice; pointed end used to crush mosquito bite blisters. Carving done by men, but the tools is used by the women.

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