University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:34-31-144B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yaruros
Provenience: Venezuela
State Of Apure
Lower Rio Capanaparo
Culture Area: Circum-Caribbean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Men
Boys
Credit Line:University Museum / Columbia University Venezuelan Expedition; Vincenzo Petrullo, 1934

Description

dolls / game pieces used to mimic adult dance. Earthenware dolls, representing men and boys, women and girls which are moved in two circles around a central pole: the inner circle of men is led by the medicine man. The dances, which the children thus mimic, are always performed at night. B: men


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