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Object Number:SA771
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guyana
Culture Area: Amazonia
Beetle Wing
Credit Line:Amazonian Expedition, William C. Farabee, 1916


Large feather headdress. Central column made from palm fiber basketry with of rows of clipped, multicolored feathers. The column is topped with short, white feathers and long orange and blue feathers, most of which stand upright. Two sections of orange feathers hang down with smaller feather and beetle wing ornamentation at the ends. The lower section of the headdress has bundles of cloth cords that hand down. 6 fragments accompanying it.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (08 May 2008 - 28 Sep 2008) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. ii, FrontispieceView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 106View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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