DescriptionTaino Stone Bowl in Frog Effigy Form
C. 600-1000 AD
Dense Veined Greenish Stone
2½" Tall x 6¾" Long
The shallow cupped ceremonial bowl is ground into an oval form, practically egg shaped, with gentle curves and careful craftsmanship. The narrowing front rises slightly from the rear, and the underside is shaped with a central ridge dividing it into two flattened halves. The deeply ground center serves as a strong impermeable vessel for mixing rare herbs or pigments. The surface holds a strong polish, with nice patina, and areas of deep staining. The abstract effigy is reminiscent of a frog form and also the scarce Taino yokes which have thicker fronts than at the rear and are carved as complete ovals.
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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