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Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk

Following the publication of the Emergency Red List of Haitian Cultural Objects at Risk, drafted after the devastating earthquake that shook the country on 12 January 2010, the Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk completes the protection devices regarding the island of Hispaniola.

The Dominican Red List aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Dominican objects that are protected by national and international legislations. In order to facilitate identification, the Red List illustrates the categories or types of cultural items that are most likely to be illegally traded.

Museums, auction houses, art dealers and collectors are encouraged not to acquire objects similar to those presented in the List without having carefully and thoroughly researched their origin and all relevant legal documentation.

Due to the great diversity of objects, styles and periods, the Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk is far from exhaustive. Any cultural good that could have originated from the Dominican Republic should be subjected to detailed scrutiny and precautionary measures.

 

Download the Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk in English

Download the Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk in Spanish

List of object categories

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

Objects for religious or ceremonial use - Artefacts and ornaments

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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
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Wooden “duho”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 43.3 x 73.6 x 25 cm.

Objects for religious or ceremonial use - Furniture

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Material
Wood
Type
Furniture
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Wooden one-piece maraca, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries).

Objects for religious or ceremonial use - Maracas

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Material
Wood
Type
Musical instruments | Religious and ceremonial objects | Toys
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Wooden funerary urn, Sierra de Bahoruco, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 69 x 30 x 30 cm.

Objects for religious or ceremonial use - Vessels

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Material
Wood
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Humanoid stone trigonolith, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 18 x 20.5 cm.

Sculptures and mural paintings

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Material
Terracotta | Wood | Stone | Bones
Type
Sculptures | Religious and ceremonial objects | Paintings
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Seashell “Guayza”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 9.5 x 7 cm.

Seashells

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Material
Shell
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Humanoid stone pestle, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 20 x Ø 13.3 cm.

Utilitarian objects - Stone

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Material
Stone
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Stone petaloid ceremonial axe, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 22 cm.

Utilitarian objects - Various materials (axes and axe handles)

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Material
Stone | Shell
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Ceramic heart-shaped “potiza”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 27 x 22.8 cm.

Vessels and tableware - Ceramics

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Material
Ceramics | Clay | Terracotta
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Ceramic pot, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 18 x 22.5 cm.

Vessels and tableware - Various materials

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Material
Ceramics | Stone | Shell | Terracotta | Wood | Clay
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Wooden “pintaderas”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries).

“Pintaderas”

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Material
Ceramics | Clay | Wood
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Accessories, jewellery and seals | Seals | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)
Jewellery made of gold and precious stones, Spanish galleon “Conde de Tolosa”, 18th century, max. 1.7 x min. 3.2 x min. 1.5 cm.

Accessories and decorative objects - Metal

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Material
Metals | Precious stones
Type
Accessories and jewellery
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
"Swearing into Office of the President Alejandro Woss y Gil", Luis Desangles, oil on canvas, Santo Domingo, 1903, 71 x 97 cm.

Accessories and decorative objects - Paintings, drawings, engravings and frames

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Material
Canvas | Paper | Metals | Wood
Type
Graphic work | Paintings | Portrait | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Ivory dice, Spanish galleon “Conde de Tolosa”, 18th century, 1 x 1 x 1 cm.

Dice and combs

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Material
Bones
Type
Accessories and jewellery
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)

Furniture

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Material
Wood | Mother-of-pearl | Bones
Type
Furniture
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Silver coin of 8 reales, Mexican galleon “Nuestra Señora de la Pura y Limpia Concepción”, 17th century, Ø 4 cm.

Numismatics and philately - Coins

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Material
Metals
Type
Coins | Numismatics
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Dominican stamp of 1 real in ordinary paper illustrated with the national shield, Santo Domingo, 1865-1909, 2 x 1 cm.

Numismatics and philately - Stamps

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Material
Paper
Type
Graphic work | Stamps
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Gilded silver chalice engraved with religious motifs, Santo Domingo, beginning of the 20th century, 25 x Ø 15 cm.

Objects of a religious nature - Chalices, tabernacles and patens

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Material
Metals
Type
Religious and ceremonial objects | Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Pewter reliquaries, Spanish galleon “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe”, 1724, 4.9 x 3.8 x 0.45 cm.

Objects of a religious nature - Reliquaries

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Material
Metals | Glass
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Gilded silver holy water dispenser and sprinkler with religious motifs, Santo Domingo, beginning of the 20th century, 17.8 x Ø 12.7 cm, sprinkler 20.3 cm.

Objects of a religious nature - Ritual objects and amulets

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Material
Ceramics | Porcelain | Metals | Bones | Stone
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Bone pipes, The Netherlands, 19th century, 7-15 x 5 cm.

Pipes

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Material
Bones | Ceramics | Porcelain
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Wooden statue of an angel playing a harp, probably from Spain, 16th century, 36 x 27 cm.

Sculpted objects

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Material
Wood | Stone | Marble | Ceramics | Porcelain | Metals
Type
Sculptures | Religious and ceremonial objects | Portrait | Architectural elements | Plaques
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Metal papal seals, Vatican, Ø 5 x 0.5 cm.

Seals

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Material
Metals
Type
Seals
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Metal chest coated in kid leather and gold, Spain, 16th century, 12 x 20 x 13 cm.

Suitcases, chests and boxes

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Material
Leather | Bones | Metals
Type
Accessories and jewellery
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Clay container, end of the 19th century, 33 x Ø 41 cm.

Vessels and tableware - Containers

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Material
Ceramics | Porcelain | Wood | Metals | Bones
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Cristal glass, Spanish Galeon “Conde de Tolosa”, 1724.

Vessels and tableware - Glasses and stemware

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Material
Glass | Porcelain
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)
Ceramic bowl, Talavera (Spain), 16th century, 10 x Ø 30 cm.

Vessels and tableware - Tableware

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Material
Metals | Glass | Ceramics | Porcelain
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Colonial and Republican periods (15th - 20th centuries)