• Culture/People:

    Mapuche

  • Object name:

    Jar

  • Native term:

    meñkuwe

  • Date created:

    circa 1920

  • Place:

    Lago del Budi; Puerto Domínguez; Cautín Province (historic Imperial Department); Araucanía Region IX; Chile

  • Media/Materials:

    Pottery, vegetal fiber, wool yarn

  • Techniques:

    Coiled/hand built, modeled, twisted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected in 1930 during the Thea Heye Chile Expedition, led by anthropologist Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member) and sponsored by MAI and Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.

  • Dimensions:

    44.5 x 31 cm

  • Catalog number:

    17/5696

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Mapuche exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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