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Taino Zemi Duho
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A significant and scarce artifact from the Taino culture. Dominican Republic. Ca. 1250-1400 AD. Sat upon by a cacique (chief) in religious ceremonials. This intact Duho is extremely rare and a most unique find. Sculpted from one solid piece of wood and elaborately carved in the shape of an ancestor spirit known as a zemi. Well executed head, legs and beautiful scrollwork on lifted back. Genitalia exposed underneath. Excellent rich patina with minor overall loss. Length is 15"/38.1 cm.


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