Breast Ornament


From: Brazil | Para State | Para De Leste River

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 89-1-19
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Wayana | Apalai
Provenience Brazil | Para State | Para De Leste River
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Cane (plant) | Beeswax | Feather | Pigment

Kupixi. Ceremonial breast ornament. Plaited split cane pendant covered with beeswax and painted with red urucu/ginipapa mineral pigment. Kaikuxi (jaguar) symbol overpainted in white pigment. Toucan (Rhamphastos sp.) blue macaw, scarlet macaw and great white heron down. Used in okomoman ritual.

Credit Line Purchased from Michael Bernstein, 1989
Other Number MB14-A - Other Number

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