University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameTeuti
Object Number: 65-10-24
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Job's Tears
Bone
Length: 69cm
Depth: 0.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Two or three grey Job's tears alternate with two or three sections of frog leg bones; long series of Job's tears at end of one strand; two strands. Worn by men for ceremonials and dress-up; frog leg bones thought to bring strength to legs of wearer.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

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