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Breast Ornament

Object Number:89-1-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Wayana
Apalai
Provenience: Brazil
Para State
Para De Leste River
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Cane (plant)
Beeswax
Feather
Pigment
Credit Line:Purchased from Michael Bernstein, 1989
Other Number:MB14-A - Other Number

Description

Kupixi. Ceremonial breast ornament. Plaited split cane pendant covered with beeswax and painted with red urucu/ginipapa mineral pigment. Kaikuxi (jaguar) symbol overpainted in white pigment. Toucan (Rhamphastos sp.) blue macaw, scarlet macaw and great white heron down. Used in okomoman ritual.

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