Basalt Trophy Head - PF.2727 Origin: Costa Rica Circa: 100
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
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.