Art of the Americas - Nuchu Figure, Kuna People, Panama

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Nuchu figure
Kuna People, San Blas Island, Panama
7.5" (19 cm) high, 1.25" (3.8 cm) wide
20th century
A nuchu figure used in the homes of the Kuna people to ward off evil spirits. This one has a black top hat and yellow pigment  on upper body.


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