Thanks to his efforts, Vienna's Museum für Völkerkunde today houses the world’s most important ethnographic collection on early nineteenth-century Brazil. Comprising over 2,400 objects, it is among the most important of its kind but is little known to the general public. Beyond Brazil presents the first comprehensive survey of these fascinating collections.
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|Headdress - Makuna-ui, Guyana - ca. 1830|
|Headdress - Parintintin, Brazil - ca. 1830|
|Feathered cape - Mundurucu, Brazil - ca. 1830|
|Feather sceptres and sceptre case - Mundurucu, Brazil - ca. 1830|
|Watercolor depicting the installation of the Paressi and Caripuna collections in the "Kaiserhaus" - ca. 1840|
Information and images courtesy of the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna