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Taino Translucent Marble Artifact, c. 1000-1500 AD. Recumbent Anthropic figure. Pubescent initiation fid. These ceremonial devices were used at a maidens first menstruation to them accessible for reproduction. A band of interlocking bird heads form a symbolic band around fid. Made from a beautiful translucent marble. Size: 5.5'' x 2.25'' (14 x 6 cm). Provenance: Larry Roberts, author of Taino Sculpture: Art of the Gods.

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Taino Translucent Marble Artifact, c.1000-1500 AD

Estimate $500 - $700Feb 25, 2018