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Sculpted Female Figure In Volcanic Stone - PF.2322
Origin: Costa Rica (Atlantic Watershed)
Circa: 700 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 28.75" (73.0cm) high
Catalogue: V8
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt


Location: United States
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Expertly carved from a single piece of volcanic rock with only stone and wood tools plus abrasives, these striking female figure admirably displays the ancient artistic craftsmanship of this Costa Rican area. Her slightly bent legs and curved arms combine to give her a harmony of balance and proportion. With hands posed delicately under her pointed breasts, she conveys her most powerful attribute, fertility. Most ancient of deities, this fertility goddess manifests that most primitive of life's characteristics, production. Her heritage is as old as life itself; her legacy lives on as a testimony to existence and to the artistic accomplishments of the Costa Rican culture that created her. To behold her timeless image is to behold the continuum of life. - (PF.2322)

 

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