University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameDexuti
Object Number:65-10-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Shell
Cord
Length: 6.3 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Crescent shaped fresh water clam shell; nacreous; one side dark brown in spots; two small holes for long white cord, tied at ends. Worn by men for fertility rites, tied by the string.


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