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A beautifully crafted wooden ceremonial ladle. The openwork of the full body is impressive. Eyes, nose and mouth are deeply carved in with arms resting on his bent knees. Ribcage and genitalia exposed. Six holes in the upper ladle with the outer four completely perforated. Overall light patina. Extraordinary size and in Choice condition.

Measures 17"/43.18 cm. in height.  Dominican Republic 1200-1500 AD.

Taino Ceremonial Zemi Ladle
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