Taino Indian Spheres

Taino Indian Spheres


Taino Indian game spheres, circa 1000 - 1500 CE.

Carved in the form of a near perfect sphere, these stone balls were created by the Taino peoples, perhaps for use in a ceremonial ball game, though scholars have also suggested that they may have been created to symbolize the sun or another celestial body, given their orb-like appearance. Their beauty and form show the mastery the Taino peoples had over shaping stone.

Material: Various Stones

Approximate Diameters: 4.5”, 3.5”, 2”