Crocodile-snake amulet, zemi in Taino brown stone, pre-Columbian
Old zemi or cemi amulet in brown stone, made by the Taïnos Indian people several hundred years ago. Zoopomorphic figure of a crocodile or snake, depicted in a kneeling position with arms in prayer under the throat, with large eyes and prominent teeth. Side holes allow you to pass a rope or string.
Small chip on the teeth. In its juice with traces of seniority. Beautiful patina.
The Taïnos were an Amerindian population present in the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean until the 16th century. They were very skilled in pottery, stone and woodwork. The ethnic group was decimated with the arrival of Europeans, due to disease and forced labor.
This is a very old authentic animist object that can complete an archeology collection or a cabinet of curiosities.
International shipping. Delivery by colissimo with careful packaging and reinforced protection of the article.
DIMENSIONS : H7.3xL1.8xD2.5cm
DATE : Before 16th century
ORIGIN: Greater Antilles, Caribbean
WEIGHT : 56gr