Lot 51: Taino Effigy in Recumbant Human Animal State (1000-1500 CE)
31 October 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Description: Taino Effigy in Recumbant Human Animal State of Transformation (1000-1500 CE). Very expressive and animated with deep set eyes. Cover the eyes and a secondary head emerges and nostrils become eyes. Part of the duality so cleverly embraced by Taino artisans. Made of a naturally stained jasper. Size: 4.25" (11 cm).