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Basalt Trophy Head - PF.2727
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 100 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 5.5" (14.0cm) high x 4.75" (12.1cm) wide x 5.5" (14.0cm) depth
Catalogue: V14
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt

$7,500.00
Location: United States
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Represented as the seeds or fruits of the human life process, trophy heads taken in battle completed the agricultural life cycle of the Meso- Americans. This warrior has an oval face with a protruding chin and lips that hint a smile. Perhaps the warrior has been rewarded in the afterlife as he has served a great purpose as an offering to the gods. - (PF.2727)

 

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