An outstanding three dimensional Anthropic cohoba stand (table)with spacious snuffing platform. The Taino were the only contemporary pre-Columbian cultures that consistently sculpted in the round. The stand probably depicts a local chieftain, shaman, or fertility god. The skeletal frame suggests the transition from life to spiritual rebirth the most common theme among Taino lapidary craftsmen. On reverse a rectum appears between the diminished butt cheeks. Rectums are rarely portrayed and in this case appears to be a mouth for a “ghost figure”. The vertebrae are depicted as a series of embossed circles. The stone appears to be a Granitoid type and is quite heavy. Free standing Dominican Republic. Length 12”