Taino Purging Spatula (1000-1500 CE). Rare unusually shaped stone vomit or purging spatula. Used for purging (purification), before consuming the hallucinogen, cohoba. Double pierced ear spools. Precise eye surrounds. Rounded area at top of head may have been used to grind small amounts of cohoba for personal ingestion. Made of jasper. Length: 5.1" (13 cm). Provenance: Larry Roberts, author of Taino Sculpture: Art of the Gods.