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Taino Stone Palette Celt

Outstanding Taino Stone Palette style Celt.  Deeply carved Zemi head forms the handle from this dark black stone. The form of this Taino artefact is highly unusual amongst surviving pieces. Although stylised anthropomorphic faces with skeletal features are common, they usually appear on full-length zemi sculptures or the distinctive three-cornered stones (trigonolitos). The quality of this piece is impressive and in near choice condition. Displays beautifully with a professional mounted all metal stand.

Measures 9.875”/25. cm, 11”/27.94 cm mounted.

Hispaniola, ca 800-1500 AD

Provenance: Klara Frischknecht Collection, Switzerland