• Culture/People:

    Ticuna (Tucuna)

  • Object name:

    Mask for girl's puberty ceremony

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Borders of Brazil, Colombia, Peru; Brazil, Colombia, Peru (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Bark cloth, wood, grass, paint

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly in the collection of the Amanaka'a Amazon Network (New York City), a nonprofit environmental education organization that assisted indigenous Amazonian communities in protecting their environments and maintaining traditional, sustainable technologies; donated to NMAI in 1998.

  • Dimensions:

    150 x 28.5 x 9 cm

  • Catalog number:


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