University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePayati
Object Number:65-10-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Resin (material)
Length: 26 cm
Width: 18 cm
Outside Diameter:5.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Large blue feathers, clipped at top; two large yellow and blue feathers in back; all bound with red, white and black cord; black wax (cf. 65-10-56) and stick at bottom; small stick through feather center farther up holds feathers tightly together; small yellow, blue and red feathers cover most of cord in front. Used in connection with intiation rites.

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