Leon Center Collections

The wood carving presents a conglomerate of faces, including a skull with the jaw open. Some of the faces have features reminiscent of the cemies created by the Tainos.

Prize VI Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest, 1970

Curious fact:

The Taínos carved a large number of cemíes in guayacán wood, which due to its hardness, was carved with flint, quartz, shell or bone instruments.

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