Anthropological Collection

Manatee bone spoon with anthropomorphic figure squatted on top, hands on chest. The back is richly decorated. This spoon was possibly used in the inhalation of hallucinogenic powders in the ritual of the cohoba.

Curious fact:

The manatee bones were very commonly used by the Taínos for the creation of spatulas vómicas, idols and other pieces, like this spoon.

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