Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Artifact Inventory

Rattle Caritas


  • Design: The most notable feature is an open slit that is cut into the top of the figure's head. Inside the cavity is a small ball of clay which creates a rattle. The figure is in the general shape of a face with large eyes and some type of head dress.

  • Size: Height: 6.4cm and Width: 7.0cm

  • Condition: The piece appears to have been a jug handle for a pot. The figurine and the handle portion are both intact.

  • Color: Red/Brown with areas of black

  • Temper: None recognizable

  • Collection Date: November 1996

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  • Comments:

    Last updated: 10 February 1998
    Comments: Underwater Science Program
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