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**Originally Listed At $400**

Pre-Columbian, Caribbean, Hispaniola, Taino, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. Taino art is comprised of many religious objects associated with the worship of "zemis" - a term referring to deities, ancestors, or earth spirits believed to be inhabited by powerful spirits. This pendant, carved from a manatee bone, represents a sacred figure with an almost birdlike visage comprised of wide open eyes and a pointed crest which departs somewhat from the more often seen cadaverous zemi imagery. Remarkably lustrous patina. Size: 5" H (12.7 cm)

Provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana USA, acquired over twenty years ago

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Surface aged gracefully with nice patina.

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Taino Carved Bone Ceremonial Effigy - Sacred Figure

Estimate $700 - $1,100
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