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Humanoid stone trigonolith, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 18 x 20.5 cm.

Humanoid stone trigonolith, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 18 x 20.5 cm.

©Fundación García Arévalo, Santo Domingo

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Material
Terracotta | Wood | Stone | Bones
Type
Sculptures | Religious and ceremonial objects | Paintings
Details
Zemis: Ceramic, terracotta, stone, wood or bone figures. In the shape of human beings or animals. Maximum height: 1 m. |  | Trigonoliths: Stone three-pointed zemis (triangular) representing abstract or geometrical figures, humans, animals or hybrids.  |  | Petroglyphs: Stalactites or rocks with geometrical, abstract or figurative (human beings, animals, objects) motifs. Sculpted, incised, using the stone’s natural relief or outlined with a furrowed or dotted groove (may be coloured).
Red List
Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)