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Seashell “Guayza”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 9.5 x 7 cm.

Seashell “Guayza”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 9.5 x 7 cm.

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Material
Shell
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Religious and ceremonial objects
Details
“Guayzas” (masks): Human faces with perforated eye sockets and the mouth showing its teeth. [7]
Red List
Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)