|Type:||For Ceremony and Ritual|
|Object Name:||Funerary Mask|
|Place Made:||South America: Eastern South America, Brazil, Upper Rio Negro|
|Period:||Mid to late 20th century|
|Date:||1940 - 1980|
|Dimensions:||L 73 cm x 150 cm circumference|
During dramatic mourning ceremonies (called óyne, or weeping) for the recently dead, Tucano men wear body masks to represent the denizens of the spirit world. They dance, sing and mime animal or spirit behaviour. At the end of the ceremony, mourners burn the bark-cloth masks to drive away the soul of the deceased.