Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Pre-Columbian Art : Basalt Sculptures : Basalt Figure of a Male Holding Trophy Head And Axe
Click to view original image.
Basalt Figure of a Male Holding Trophy Head And Axe - PF.3128
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 th Century AD

Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt


Location: Great Britain
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
Standing proudly and defiantly this beautiful male figure holds an axe in his upraised right hand and a trophy head in his left, both tilted at an angle. His belt is composed of rectangular segments, imitating cloth armor worn by warriors in battle. The headdress is flat and segmented with a knob at the top, giving the appearance of a soft cap. This warrior's face shows maturity, his eyebrows knitted together, eyes slightly squinting as if to show determination. The inverted Y-shape on his chest and abdomen is typical of such sculptures. Since the taking of prisoners in battle and their subsequent sacrifice was deemed necessary to the continuation of the life cycle, the warriors who accomplished these deeds were idolized. Therefore the images of these brave men, idealized or not, was worthy to be carved in a substance as strong and rugged as the warriors themselves. - (PF.3128)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2022 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting