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Taino Zemi or Three Pointer, c. 1000-1500 AD. The Taino were the Only Pre-Columbian culture to make this type of artifact. The face likely represents Yucahu the primary God. Also the protector of cassava or yuca, the major source of food for the Taino. Made of marble with interesting natural cap of translucent marble. Size: 3'' x 2'' x 4'' (8 x 5 x 10 cm). Provenance: Larry Roberts, author of Taino Sculpture: Art of the Gods.

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Taino Zemi Artifact, c. 1000-1500 AD

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