In Ancient Costa Rica, the ultimate
temporal power for clans or individuals
totemic mace. Derived from weapons of
such maces were carried by kings in the
world. The ornaments that adorned these
helped identify the powers and
of the carriers. Birds of prey were
symbols of rank, as they represented
grace, power, and an all-seeing vision.
at this elegant mace head, abstract and
its lines, we do not doubt it was once
property of an individual of importance.