Lot 40: Taino Reclining Figure Atop an Ax Form (1000-1500 CE)
31 October 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Description: Taino Reclining Figure Atop an Ax Form (1000-1500 CE), A nicely patterned serpentine stone carving with a complex symbolic band of twin interlocking bird heads. Subject's feet bend over back and a secondary figure can be found looking down on back of head. Likely held during special ritual events. 4"L x 2.25"W, (10 x 6 cm).