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Figure3197/15

Latex (balata) figure of an armadillo. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Animal stands on four large feet, armoured body thick and deeply incised with plates. Tail pokes out behind, slightly curved. Small head looks forward, with upright ears, a pointed snout, and inset red beads for eyes. Underside of figure is concave.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3197/14

Latex (balata) figure of an armadillo. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Light grey animal stands on four large feet, armoured body thick and incised with plates. Tail pokes out behind, slightly curved. Small head angles downwards, with upright ears, a pointed snout, and inset red beads for eyes. Underside of figure is concave.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/43

Latex (balata) figure of an Amazonian pink river dolphin. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Dolphin balances on its front flippers and tail, which curves to its left. Dorsal fin sits high on the back, behind a blow hole. Dolphin’s head is rounded, with a long narrow snout containing an incised line representing the mouth. Black eyes are inset behind the snout. Figure is dark pink in colour.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/42

Latex (balata) figure of a turtle. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Turtle stands on four narrow legs, rounded head emerging from the front. Eyes are inset balls, black in colour and surrounded by finely incised circles, above incised nostrils and mouth. The shell is covered with a regular, incised pattern of scutes. The underside of the figure is concave, with little detail. Turtle is coloured dark brown, with a yellow dot inside each scute, and red markings on its head and legs.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/41

Latex (balata) figure of a turtle. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber in green, hand molded. Turtle stands on four flipper feet, with a rounded head emerging from the shell. Eyes are inset balls, red in colour, above incised nostrils and mouth. The shell is covered with a modified diamond pattern, incised, to indicate the scutes. The underside of the figure is concave, with little detail.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/40

Latex (balata) figure of a crocodile. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Crocodile stands with all four legs bent, tail curving to his right, head high, mouth open and grasping a fish. Short, deeply incised lines across the figure’s back indicate skin texture. Tail holds lines more lightly incised and farther apart. Prominent ridges on the top of the head sit just above inset black eyes. The snout holds deeply incised nostrils. The figure is coloured green, and the fish is a light brown.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/39

Latex (balata) figure of a crocodile. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Crocodile stands with all four legs bent, its tail curved, and its mouth open and grasping a fish. Incised lines across the figure’s surface indicate skin texture. Prominent ridges on the top of the head sit just above the inset black eyes. The figure is coloured brown with patches of black on its face, shoulder, tail and stomach.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/38

Latex (balata) figure of a snake. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Snake curves several times along its length, with head raised. Head is diamond shaped, with incised mouth and nostrils and inset dark grey eyes. Snake is coloured in stripes of grey-brown and white, with two short stripes of red, mid-body on the underside.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/37

Latex (balata) figure of a snake. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Snake curves several times along its length, with head raised. Head is diamond shaped, with incised mouth and nostrils and inset dark grey eyes. Snake is coloured brown, black and red.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3182/36

Latex (balata) figure of an arapaima fish. Figure is made of dyed latex rubber, hand molded. Fish is long with a relatively thin body, narrowing toward the caudal fin. Tail curves to the left. Dorsal and anal fins follow the line of the tail from midpoint of body, and they and the caudal fin are painted in stripes of red and brown. Small pectoral and pelvic fins are held slightly away from the sides, with the left pectoral curving slightly upwards. The body is densely covered in incised loop markings to indicate scales. The head is square and blunt with incised gills, as well as mouth and nostrils, between inset black eyes.

Culture
“Brazilian” ?
Material
latex rubber and dye
Made in
Para, Brazil
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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