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Arte del Mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

16 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2021

Greenstone, shell, bone, and gold are just some of the materials on display in this exhibition, which gathers art from Caribbean civilisations in the thousand years and more before the beginning of European colonisation in the 16th century. Find out more from the Met’s website.

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Zemi (deity figure; c. 1000 AD), Taino.

Deity figure (Zemí) (c. 1000 AD), Taino. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Figure pendant (10th–16th century), Tairona.

Figure pendant (10th–16th century), Tairona. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bird pendant (4th–7th century), Costa Rica.

Bird pendant (4th–7th century), Costa Rica. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Duho (ceremonial seat or platter; 7th–12th century), Dominican Republic.

Duho (ceremonial seat or platter; 7th–12th century), Dominican Republic. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

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