- Museum number
Cylindrical wooden baton, reddened with 'urucú'.
Length: 58.60 centimetres
Width: 3.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register 1960:
A pair of cylindrical wooden batons, reddened with 'urucú'. No. 20 has splits along its length.
No. 19: Wooden baton, cylindrical, reddened with urucú.
No. 20: Another similar [to Am1960,01.19], but with splits along its length.
"UM'RA ... [sic] used by the initiates at their ear-piercing ceremony".
Second consigment of a collection by the vendor from the AKWE-SHAVANTE INDIANS, RIO DAS MORTES REGION, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL.
See also: 1959 Am10- Nos. 1-73 (pp. 18-23). Nos. 74-92 (pp. 30-31).
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Used at: Ear-piercing ceremony (Initiation Ceremony.)
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number