Pair of Ear Ornaments
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Feathers, bamboo, glass beads, fiber
first half of the 20th century
4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. (11.4 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
Pair of feathered ear ornaments worn by men. Earring "a" has seven bunches of red and yellow toucan feathers tied to strands of light blue, dark blue, and white glass beads. These are attached to a short bamboo tube that is hollow at one end and decorated with bands of incised geometric designs. Earring "b" has eight bunches of red and yellow toucan feathers tied to strands of light blue, dark blue, white, light green, dark green, yellow, and orange glass beads. These are attached to a slender undecorated bamboo stick (possibly a replacement for a lost decorated one). Condition: Good.
Shuar. Pair of Ear Ornaments, first half of the 20th century. Feathers, bamboo, glass beads, fiber, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. (11.4 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 88.89.12a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.89.12a-b.jpg)
overall, 88.89.12a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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