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Taino Bird Purging Spatula tick made from manatee bone. Precisely detailed to represent a long-billed bird with secondary figure incorporated into beak. Vomit sticks or purging spatulas were used to cleanse the body prior to taking cohoba and is a unique Taino ceremonial device. Size: 5'' x 1'' x 1'' (13 x 3 x 3 cm). Provenance: Larry Roberts, author of Taino Sculpture: Art of the Gods.

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Taino Bird Form Purging Spatula (1000-1500 CE)

Estimate $600 - $800Dec 19, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USA