Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Funerary rites of native Americans of Orinoco]

Accession number: 
07326
Record number: 
07326-4
JCB call number: 
B791 G794h vol. 1
Image title: 
[Funerary rites of native Americans of Orinoco]
Place image published: 
[Barcelona]
Image publisher: 
[Carlos Gibert y Tutó]
Image date: 
[1791]
Image function: 
plate; following p. 184
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
16.6 cm.
Image dimension width: 
11.6 cm.
Page dimension height: 
24.9 cm.
Page dimension width: 
16.9 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
Funerary rites of native Americans [Salivas?] of Orinoco. The dead man, surrounded by pillars, is attended by a mourner and by dancers. Outside temple or dwelling men play musical instruments such as pipes or trumpets. Cultural artifacts include feathered headdresses, garments, and ornaments and pot.
Source creator: 
Gumilla, Joseph, d. 1750
Source Title: 
[Orinoco ilustrado] Historia natural, civil y geografica de las naciones situadas en las riveras del Rio Orinoco ... Tomo I
Source place of publication: 
Barcelona
Source publisher: 
En la imprenta de Carlos Gibert y Tutó
Source date: 
MDCCLXXXXI. [1791]
notes: 
Gumilla, a Jesuit priest who traveled the Orinoco River from 1716 to 1737, first published El Orinoco ilustrado (considered to be the first scientific study of the Orinoco and its peoples) in 1741.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
References: 
http://www.gva.es/carcer/antiweb/cuarantaanys/gumillacontexto.htm (Mar. 2003)
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired before 1874.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
geographic area: 
Spanish America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Indians of South America--Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)--Funeral customs and rites