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Zemi carved COHOBA INHALER
Taino culture, Dominican Republic
800 - 1500 AD
H: 8.8; L .: 5.5; Thickness: 3.7 cm
A figure of Zemi is sculpted in such a way as to present a very particular contortion: with his hands he holds his legs, the feet brought up to the top of his head. His lower limbs form the tubes of the inhaler. Her knees are highlighted with two engraved rings, her spine is protruding, her eye sockets are hollowed out just like her crescent moon mouth, wide open, her sex is in relief and her fingers are individualized.
The cohoba refers to a hallucinogenic mixture allowing to enter into a trance and thus to access the divine messages and the ancestors.
Provenance: Private collection since the years 1950-1960, France.
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