Large Taino Skull Frogman Head Cemi


$ 900.00 $800.00

Astonishing and unique Taino large stone cemi skelletal head with limbs in brown marble. Possible frogman.

This figure is a skelletal human cemi head with hands and legs protruding from the neck in sitting position. Possibly representing a frogman.

It features swirl decorations on the top of the head and linear decorations on hands and back, features traditional grainy eyes and mouth. On the back it features very detailed buttocks.

This figure is male as it features a detailed penis on the bottom of about 3" in size.

This piece has a small chip on one of the feet, it was found this way.

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 a Taino antique collector in Puerto Rico.

  • Weight: 4401 grams / 9.7 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 8.0 inches
    • Width: 6.25 inches
    • Depth: 6.0 inches
  • Material: Stone
  • Origin: Puerto Rico
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