Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure and animals in boat
  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • human figure and animals in boat, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 10 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4752

The human figure is seated on the back of a black boat with a paddle on the facing left side. His body is painted orange and decorated with white columns and black bands. He has a short black hairstyle. The paddle is black with orange and white vertical stripes around the middle of the blade. There is a turtle in the boat with a black diamond pattern on the shell and orange circles. There is a white fish with black details in front of the turtle.