Seller: flapast ✉️ (14,713) 100%, Location: Gainesville, Florida, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 265742625109 Taino. Transitional Animal With Human And Reptilian Elements. PreColumbian. Taino. Taino. Unusual and rare animal form with bird-like or reptilian head. A head band suggests human to animal transition. Ribs are engraved on sides and vertebrae are raised. Legs are quite stocky more lizard like than animal. Only 2 land mammals were indigenous to the islands, the solenodon and the agouti, dogs were later introduced by the Taino. Quite a mix. Made of Samana marble, unique to the Samana peninsula of the Dominican Republic. Length 5.09 Curated by Larry Roberts, author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”.