Berta Gleizer Ribeiro photograph collection of watercolor paintings by Feliciano Lana, circa 1985

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-37
Creators:
Ribeiro, Berta G. (Berta Gleizer)
Dates:
circa 1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
168 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of watercolor paintings by Feliciano Lana, a member of the Desana tribe in Brazil, made at the request of Dr. Berta Ribeiro in 1985 while she was studying the tribe. The paintings illustrate three stories, narrated or translated by Ribeiro: "The Story of Gain Panan and of the Peach Palm that He Brought from the Invisible Fish World," "Desana Genesis: The Beginning before the Beginning," and "The Creation of the World."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Berta Gleizer Ribeiro (1924-1997) was born in Romania and moved to Rio de Janeiro with her family in 1933. She acquired a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Sao Paulo and took a position teaching at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) National Museum and School of Fine Arts. With her husband, Darcy Ribeiro, she coauthored several books on Brazilian tribes, including Suma Etnologica Brasileria, Arte plumária dos índios kaapor, and Dicionário do artesanato indígena.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 91-37

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 91-37, Berta Gleizer Ribeiro photograph collection of watercolor paintings by Feliciano Lana, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
"Antes o mundo nao existia: a mitologia heroica dos indios Desana / Umusin Panlon Kumu, Tolaman Kenhiri," with an introduction by Berta G. Ribeiro was also donated with this collection and has been relocated to the National Anthropological Archives Reference Files.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Dr. Berta G. Ribeiro through Betty J. Meggers, circa 1989.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
List of captions by Berta Ribeiro available in repository.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Desana Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lana, Feliciano Pimentel, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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