Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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rabbit figure?
  • Guaraní peoples
  • rabbit figure?, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • reed, plant fiber, parrot feathers?, gum resin, carving, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6213

The small reed is divided at one end into rabbit ears. The small face is carved and filled with resin. It has a short, cylindrical body that is wrapped with dark brown and light colored checkerboard. There is a tuft of brown downy feathers at the top of the weaving.