Taïno bird figurine in fossilized bone, pre-Columbian archeology
Ancient figurine in fossilized and chiseled bone, made by the Taïnos Indian people several hundred years ago. Zoopomorphic figure in the form of a breastplate probably in the image of a bird, represented with round eyes, a geometric nose and a prominent mouth. Large eyes are recognizable in Taïno art.
A few chips and a part is missing. 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 : H9.8xW4.5xD1.3cm
DATE : Before 16th century
ORIGIN : Greater Antilles, Caribbean