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Object ID 60.254
Object Name Jewelry
Other Name Labret
Material Wood/Feather/Thread
Description A wood stick worn as a lower lip plug to designate a man in the "prime of his life." Long, thin, and flat. One end is tapered into a cylindrical square. Other end is shaped into a flat edge with a raised point. Two orange and yellow feathers are tied with string to the stick at the pointed end. Two black lines are painted on the same end.
Dimensions H-0.1 W-3.2 L-46.2 cm
Date AD 1637-1960
Provenance A letter written by Charles A. Wilhelmson, dated 05/09/1966, suggests that the objects he donated to Stanford were collected by missionary relatives. The original letter is on file.

Donated by Charles A. Wilhelmson to the Stanford University Collections in 1960.
Culture Caraja
Found South America; Brazil; Araguaia River region; Ilha do Bananal
Place of Origin (if different than Found) South America; Brazil; Araguaia River region; Ilha do Bananal
Collector [Missionary relatives of Charles A. Wilhelmson]
Collection Anthropology - South America
Search Terms Brazil
Mixed material objects
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