**Originally Listed At $350**
Pre-Columbian, Caribbean/Florida, Arawak People, Taino, ca. 15th century CE. An anthropomorphic face carved from a rough volcanic stone with deep, wide eyes ringed with thick lids, a wide, open mouth of a similar style, and a short, triangular nose with broad nostrils. Carved at the top is a headdress-like motif. Stone carving of small idol figures, known as zemi, was a major artistic skill of the Taino/Arawak. Size: 4.5" W x 5.25" H (11.4 cm x 13.3 cm)
Provenance: private Long Island, New York, USA collection, acquired in the Dominican Republic in the 1990s
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Small losses from peripheries. Weathered surface. Light encrustations in lower profile areas.