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Integrating the old world into the new: an ‘idol from the West Indies’

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The Pigorini cemí is an icon of Caribbean colonial history, reflecting early trans-Atlantic cross-cultural exchanges. Although well documented, the piece has received surprisingly little systematic study. We present the first structural analysis and radiocarbon dating of the sculpture (modelled at AD 1492–1524), and a brief discussion of the materials from which it is comprised. These include indigenous shell and European glass beads, newly identified feather and hair fibres, and the enigmati...

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10.15184/aqy.2017.151

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Natural Environment Research Council
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NF/2015/1/19
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Getty Foundation
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Pre-Hispanic Caribbean Arts
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Antiquity More from this journal
Volume:
91
Issue:
359
Pages:
1314-1329
Publication date:
2017-09-20
Acceptance date:
2017-05-08
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1745-1744
ISSN:
0003-598X
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pubs:696643
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uuid:059a556e-a42e-4c30-93dd-f95aa7a78d7b
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696643
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2017-05-21

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