Taïno turtle amulet in fossilized bone, pre-Columbian archeology
Ancient fossilized and chiseled bone amulet, made by the Taïnos Indian people several hundred years ago. Zoomorphic turtle figure represented with round eyes and exposed teeth. Large eyes are recognizable in Taino art. The arms and legs are folded under the belly. Two small holes allow you to pass a cord or lace.
Crack in the head and chip on the back. In its juice with traces of seniority.
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 : H6.1xL2xD1cm
DATE : Before 16th century
ORIGIN : Greater Antilles, Caribbean