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Fish-shaped flat zoolite

Museu Nacional

Museu Nacional
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The object presents a small depression located almost always in the ventral region of the animals represented, which is supposed to have been destined to the processing of substances capable of producing sensorial stimuli, used in ceremonies and rites.

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  • Title: Fish-shaped flat zoolite
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h42,5 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Arqueologia Brasileira
  • Sala de Exposição: Sambaquis
  • Povo/Cultura: Sambaquis
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Santa Catarina
  • Data de Origem/Produção: Pré-história brasileira
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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