In this object of ceremonial use the theme of the two serpents - a recurrent iconography of the Marajoara, perhaps related to some myth - appears as a human face. The two heads represent the eyes. Their bodies make up the typical V-eyebrows. A button at the junction of the two tails sets up the nose. The bulge, bathed in white, is decorated with incised geometric shapes.


  • Title: Anthropomorphic Vase Marajoara
  • Physical Dimensions: h21 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Arqueologia Brasileira
  • Sala de Exposição: Horticultores/Ceramistas
  • Povo/Cultura: Marajoara
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Ilha de Marajó
  • Data de Origem/Produção: 408 a 1400 A.D.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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