Utuado, Puerto Rico, Greater Antilles, 800-1500 AD
Length : 28 cm
Provenance : Alice de Santiago, Barcelonata, Puerto Rico
George Heye, New York, acquired in 1928
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York
Stanley R. Grant, acquired from the above in 1965
Estate of Joan and Stanley R. Grant, New York
Carved and pecked limestone three-point zemi, depicting a reclining, snail-like stylized human figure, with relief carved facial features, a large pointed mound type back at the midsection, and feet with delineated toes at the opposing end. Wearing a headband with drilled and incised decoration.
Scattered surface deposits of fossilized alluvium.
Underside is inscribed with old collection number “16/1119” from the Heye Foundation and Stanley R. Grant collection reference “SAG 248”.
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