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Basalt Head - PF.4566
Origin: Dominican Republic
Circa: 1000 AD to 1500 AD
Dimensions: 6.5" (16.5cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt

Location: United States
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This incredible stone sculpture envelopes the viewer in a haunting fascination, marveling at its past and admiring its beauty. Its distinct shape suggests a ritualistic item, representing and important deity within their culture. The features are carefully, yet crudely incised into the hard stone, softening the appearance as if it had become one with the material. With just a few simple lines, the human face emerges from the stone, like the soul being breathed into the stone directly, bringing it to life in front of our eyes. - (PF.4566)


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