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PLASTRON ET COURONNE SHUAR-JIVARO, RÉGION DE MACAS
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PLASTRON ET COURONNE SHUAR-JIVARO, RÉGION DE MACAS

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PLASTRON ET COURONNE SHUAR-JIVARO, RÉGION DE MACAS
AMAZONIE
Haut. 123 cm (48 ½ in.)
Provenance
Collection Roland Tual (1902-1956), Paris
Jacques Blazy, Paris
Collection Michel Périnet (1930-2020), Paris, acquis en 2003
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SHUAR-JIVARO BREASTPLATE AND CROWN, MACAS REGION, ECUADORIAN AMAZON

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Lot Essay

Plastron shuar fait d’os de guacharo des cavernes (Steatornis caripensis), un genre d’engoulevent tropical, attachés avec des fils de coton et des fibres de chambira (Astrocaryum chambira), décoré d’élytres de scarabée (Euchroma gigantea). Une couronne tawasap de guerrier, faite de plumes de cou de toucan, est suspendue au plastron ; avec une étiquette : « Cuirasse d’un chef de Sausrages Jibaro composée de parties supérieures des ailes des hiboux ; ornée de dents de singe, d’ailes d’insectes et de plumes prises au dessus et au-dessous de la queue des oiseaux Diostede. Turban d’un Grand-Chef d’Indiens Jibaro de Maca, composé de plumes de la queue des oiseaux nommés Diostede. »

Provenant des environs de Macas, province de Morona-Santiago, Équateur.

The breastplate composed of rows of guacharo bone, the tropical oilbird, attached with cotton and chambira palm fiber, the lower portion decorated with Metallic Ceiba Borer wings together with a male Tawasap warrior’s crown composed of bright toucan feathers; a label attached: “Body armor of a Chief of the Jibaro Sausrages composed of the upper portion of owls’ wings, adorned with monkeys’ teeth, insect wings and feathers taken above and below the tails of Diostede birds. Turban of a Grand Chief of Jibaro Indians of Maca, composed of tail feathers of birds named Diostede.”

From the environs of Macas, in the province of Morona-Santiago, Ecuador.
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