Anthropological Collection

Anthropomorphic Idol Anthropomorphic Idol Leon Center

Idol sitting, with an erect male member. The arms rest next to the feet. You can see the details of the fingers, eyes in low relief, ears with incised details. The back is shown arched with details of the vertebrae.

Curious fact:

This piece represents the fast of 30 days in which the idol tries to approach, as much as possible, a skeleton or death, evidenced in the thinness of the body, the bones of the backbone, the ribs and the swollen legs, which were well represented by the Taino artist. Made in guayacan wood, it tends to explode with time like lamellae, which restricts its circulation and exposure taking into account its conservation needs. Today it is exhibited exclusively in the exhibition Treasures of Taino Art of the Leon Center.

 

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