The ceramic production of the Iny-Karajá women is very original and focuses on human representation. Through these statuettes, women express their creativity by diversifying forms and themes: scenes from daily life, mythical figures, ritual scenes, characters representing different age groups in society. From a function of social reproduction intended for little girls as toys with pedagogical value, they have today become the symbol of Karajá culture for the outside world.
This statuette represents a young weriri hyky boy dressed for the ritual of one of the phases of his initiation.
Statuette of Iny-Karajá culture made of clay, glass beads, cotton, vegetable dye of roucou (Bixa orellana), acrylic painting by the artist Marihu Karajà (Brazil, Tocantins State, Hawalo village) in 2010. Object MHNT.ETH.2010.24.48 from the collection of the Natural History Museum of Toulouse, size 19x15x11cm.
Scanner : Artec Spider précision d’acquisition : 0,05 mm résolution spaciale : 0,1 mm