University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameDexuti
Object Number:65-10-39
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Bone
Cord
Resin (material)
Width: 5 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Outside Diameter:4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965
Other Number:C+65-10-42 - Field No SF

Description

Two curved agouti (majas) teeth, each sharpened to chisel-like points, orange colored on top, bound together with black waxed cord forming an open circle; white cord on either side of black cord; like 65-10-42 but smaller (cf. also 65-10-33). Used by men during fertility rites.


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