The Arawakian Double Crown: A pamphlet by Peter Vasquez

This photograph of an Arawakian Tablet which was taken from a private collection located in Brazil was published in French by Jacques Kerchache (1942-2002) who was a French collectionneur specializing in the arts, published in his work L’art des Sculpteurs Tainos in Paris in the year 1994. Which shows that there was a time when the Arawaks were under Olmec rule. Representing the seat consciousness, the Double Crown signified the joining of two lands, the north and south. Is it possible that it represented the union of two opposite hemispheres, being part of Africa and the Americas, or a global trade before Columbus? If so it is being heavily suppressed by the media and the western world. To understand this issue Eugenio Fernandez Mendez says in his book Art and Mythology of the Taino Indians of the Greater West Indies page24 “The average reader finds it difficult to become familiar with the individual peculiarities of these gods because the necessary illustrations are usually found in numerous scattered numbers of professional magazines, in museum collections, or in odd, unclassified volumes”, this Artifact further evidence of contact between Africans and Native Americans before Columbus and the colonization of the Americas.


Figure 1: Comparing tablet from Brazil with Mayan glyph depicting the Double Crown.

Figure 2: Side and front view of King Tutankhamen’s gold mask; compare with photos above.


Figure 3: a. Bird and Serpent on the crown of king Tutankh-amun. b. Bird and serpent on another Olmec dignitary. c. Bird and serpent on the crown of a Mayan chief. Courtesy of R.A. Jairazbhoy and Van Sertima


References Cited

Early America revisited by Ivan Van Sertima Rameses III: Father of Ancient America by R.A. Jairazbhoy L’art Taino (Spanish Edition) by Jacques Kerchache Art and Mythology of the Taino Indians of the Greater West Indies by Eugenio Fernandez Mendez Treasures of the Pharaohs by Delia Pemberton