Large Ceremonial Sitting Taino Stone Cemi effigy


$ 950.00 $900.00

This is quite a special piece, it features a large sitting cemi with traditional grainy eyes. It features linear decorations all around the head, back, arms, hands and legs. Linear design on the back, oversized ears, decorated ribcage on the sides and decorated grainy glutes. 

Cemis like this one adorned the areas where special rituals and ceremonies took place. A Cemi is a sculpture inhabited by a god, deity or ancestral spirit of the Taino people and used by the shamans to commute with the spirit for guidance. Cemi is also the term used to refer to the deity or ancestral spirit itself. 

This piece comes from one of our Taino antique collectors in Puerto Rico.

  • Weight: 2632 grams / 5.8 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 12.0 inches
    • Width: 6.0 inches
    • Depth: 3.0 inches
  • Material: Stone
  • Origin: Puerto Rico
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