University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaibake
Object Number: 65-10-132
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Resin (material)
Iconography:Male figure
Height: 21.7cm
Width: 7cm
Thickness: 5.9cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Pottery, tan-grey; red and black rectilinear designs; short, bowed legs, 4 toes on each foot (some broken); bark-cloth waistband with 3 knotted ties at front; large, flat outstretched arms, 4 fingers; short neck, slightly hunched shoulders; wears necklace of black beads on pink cord; sloping forehead, large ears, eyes bits of shell and wax, nose 'beaked' with 1 red and 1 red and blue parrot feather in it (may have had another); male, large anus and genitals; will not stand. Use: toy for girls; made from left over clay.

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