Pendant of elytros yarns and elytros wire pendant with bird skull. Grupo Tukano Amazonas. Pieces from the Coffins of the Upper Rio Negro, which were entered in the National Museum in 1831. They are part of one of the first collections exhibited in the Museum with the objective of demonstrating the technical expediency of the plumary art of our Indians, an initiative consistent with the effort Of the romantic intellectuals to establish the image of the Indian as a national symbol in the first half of the nineteenth century.


  • Title: Pendants
  • Physical Dimensions: w7 x h68 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Etnologia
  • Sala de Exposição: Etnologia Indígena Brasileira
  • Area de Conhecimento: Antropologia

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