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.