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Atlantic Watershed Basalt Trophy Head - PF.2905
Origin: Eastern Coast of Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 9.25" (23.5cm) high x 7.375" (18.7cm) wide x 7.625" (19.4cm) depth
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt


Location: Great Britain
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Description
A broad, long nose with flared nostrils provides the "structural" balance of the face. The coffee- bean eyes are close set, the lips pursed, ears nicely modeled with a circular 'knob' in relief to suggest the ear passage, or perhaps indicating earspools. A handsome cap composed of an intricate pattern cleverly gives the impression of woven fabric. Such heads as this were made as permanent symbols of a warrior's prowess in battle, who in their own otherworldly journey, wished to take with them reminders of those they conquered. In stark contrast to the brutality of war, the sculptor has here given defeat an expression of serenity and peaceful repose. - (PF.2905)

 

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