Shuar. <em>Pair of Ear Ornaments</em>, 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)

Pair of Ear Ornaments

Artist:ShuarAchuar

Medium: Feathers, bamboo, glass beads, fiber

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Dates:first half of the 20th century

Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. (11.4 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 88.89.12a-b

Image: 88.89.12a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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