Labret/Lip plug

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Culture/People
Laklãnõ (Xokleng/Aweikoma)
Collector
Eduardo de Lima e Silva Hoerhann (Eduardo Hoerhan), Non-Indian, 1897-1976
Seller
Dr. Miguel Hoerhann (Miguel Hörhann), Non-Indian
Object Name
Labret/Lip plug
Media/Materials
Wood
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Santa Catarina State, South Region; Brazil
Collection History
Collected in 1914 by Eduardo de Lima e Silva Hoerhann (1897-1976) during his work with the Xokleng for Brazil's SPI ("Serviço de Proteção ao Índio" or Indian Protection Service); purchased by MAI from his father, Dr. Miguel Hoerhann, in 1925.
Catalog Number
13/7247
Barcode
137247.000
See related items
Laklãnõ (Xokleng/Aweikoma)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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