|Native Name||Munti Xetaya|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965|
Gourd half, eyes and mouth cut out; blue, red and yellow parrot feathers glued to forehead and chin; traces of red (achiote) rectilinear design on cheeks; applied black wax (cf. 65-10-56) form ears, nose, brows (?), mouth and tongue; teeth armadillo bone; fur bead; one blue. 1 yellow and black feathers on each side of nose; fragment of bird's eggshell on tip of nose; cord across mask back. Used in fertility and initiantion rites to instill fear of the gods in children.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)||View Objects in Exhibition|
You may also be interested in these objects:
See a problem? Let us know firstname.lastname@example.org