29 May 2001
TWO BORORO JAGUAR TOOTH PENDANTS
Each with four large canine teeth at the centre bound with red and black cotton to fibre-bound wood stick base, two molar teeth to each side, twisted fibre ties, creamy patinas
11cm. wide (2)
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Cf. Indios del Brasile, Rome 1983, p.61, fig.130, for a similar pendant collected in 1899. Lowie (R.H. "The Bororo", Handbook of the South American Indians, Washington D.C., 1946, Bull.143, Vol.2, Pl.91) illustrates women wearing similar pendants.
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