Gourd half, eyes and mouth cut out; blue, red and yellow parrot feathers glued to forehead and chin; traces of red (achiote) rectilinear design on cheeks; applied black wax (cf. 65-10-56) form ears, nose, brows (?), mouth and tongue; teeth armadillo bone; fur bead; one blue. 1 yellow and black feathers on each side of nose; fragment of bird’s eggshell on tip of nose; cord across mask back. Used in fertility and initiantion rites to instill fear of the gods in children.
Peru, Rio Curanja, Amazonia
August Sander (1876-1964), Zigeuner (trad. française : Gitans), circa 1930
Woodstock (ph. Baron Wolman)
Eleanor Butcher Artists’ model and daughter of Samuel Butcher.- Eveleen Myers