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Blackware Trophy Head - PF.3971
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 800 AD
Dimensions: 8.5" (21.6cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Location: United States
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Burnished with a black slip, this earthenware trophy head demonstrates the realism that was so common in Costa Rican art. Their importance lay in the realism depicted and thus functioned well in warfare. The facial features are extremely realistic and the etching of the facial decorations into the blackened earthenware adds a beautiful color contrast as well as great decorative detail. This decoration is extended to the back of the head and down to the neck, allowing for an overall uniformity in the whole design. With such masterpieces to be seen we begin to realize the passion involved in art created so many years ago. - (PF.3971)

 

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