Pre-Columbian, South America, Colombia, Tairona, ca. 1000 to 1550 CE. A hand carved red stone with white intrusions (brecciated jasper) drug implement with a receptacle at one end for grinding lime to mix with coca leaves to permit the narcotic access to the bloodstream, pierced for suspension. This piece was created by the Tairona Indians who lived along the Caribbean coast of Colombia in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Santa Marta. A rare and stellar example! Size: 5.5" L (14 cm)
Provenance: Ex - private Poway, CA collection.
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