With red paint on a white background, the body is profusely decorated by the technique of excision, with variations around the stylized human figure and geometric motifs. Funeral urns elaborated like this one, generally containing objects of prestige in their interior, probably destined to individuals of differentiated social status in the society Marajoara.


  • Title: Funeral urn
  • Physical Dimensions: h53 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: 400 a 1400 A.D.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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