Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • rattle, 1970–1976
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • gourd, feathers, plant fiber, burning
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.5 x 8 x 5 cm height does not include string
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in height does not include string
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4856

The small round gourd has a stylized human face burned on. Dark grey feathers are adhered to it in a feminine hairstle and there are white downy feathers at the neck. There is a twisted plant fiber cord attached at the top of the head.