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Guanacaste-Nicoya Greenstone Mace Head in the Form of a Crocodile Head - PF.0630
Origin: Western Costa Rica
Circa: 1 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Greenstone


Location: United States
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Abstractly depicting a teeth-baring alligator whose tail forms a sharp, lethal-looking projection, this mace head was probably not intended for use in battle. Rather, it served a ceremonial function, like a king's scepter, to indicate the rank and importance of its owner. It is an unquestionably potent object--a remnant of a society where, as in nature, the fittest ruled. HT. 8.8cm (3 1/2IN) L. 25.5cm (10IN) - (PF.0630)

 

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