Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Cemi

1200–1500

Bone, Probably Manatee

11 × 3.56 × 1.55 cm (4 5/16 × 1 3/8 × 5/8 in.)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.95
Culture: 
Caribbean, Taino
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.

Bibliography: 

“tainomuseum.org,” http://tainomuseum.org/portfolio-view/bone-spoons/ (accessed 2015).

“Brooklyn Museum,” http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollections/object_printable/158215/Ritual_Spaula_ (accessed 2015), 1997.175.1 (comp.cit).

Consuelo Císcar Casabán and Centro Cultural Eduardo Léon Jimenes, Tesoros del arte taino, exh. cat. (Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic: República Dominicana Centro León, 2012), 75, (comp. cit.).

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Collection Online,” http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/314314 (accessed 10/12/2015).

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.