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Objects for religious or ceremonial use - Artefacts and ornaments

Manatee rib vomit spatulas with humanoid and reptilian shapes, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 33 and 29 cm.

Manatee rib vomit spatulas with humanoid and reptilian shapes, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 33 and 29 cm.

© Fundación García Arévalo
Manatee rib “cohoba” inhalator, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 8.6 x 5.8 cm.

Manatee rib “cohoba” inhalator, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 8.6 x 5.8 cm.

© Fundación García Arévalo
Stone twin amulet representing two men joined at the feet, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 16.7 cm.

Stone twin amulet representing two men joined at the feet, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 16.7 cm.

© Fundación García Arévalo
Seashell belt, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 110 x 5 cm.

Seashell belt, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 110 x 5 cm.

© Fundación García Arévalo

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Material
Wood | Stone | Shell | Shell, bone and fossils | Bones
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Accessories, jewellery and seals | Utensils and vessels | Religious and ceremonial objects
Details
Made from wood, stone, seashells, manatee rib-bones, sometimes gilded. Shaped into geometrical figures, humans or animals.
Red List
Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)