Taino Stone Amuletic Finial of a Bird

15202. Taino Stone Amuletic Finial of a Bird

Hispanolia, Ca. 1200 to 1500 AD.

Carved miniature masterwork of a hard stone bird finial with hands held to front, triangular beak nose, folded wings and large orb eye sockets. Well pecked and incised construction. Nice polish and patina. Underside recessed for attachment.
Size 1-1/2 in H + plexi block mount

Similar iconography depicted in the Foundattion Garcia Arevalo, Taino, Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean, Museo El Barrio. Fine condition. rare Ex William and Marion Schulevitz, NY; acq 1980s.

$695


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