The mace head is a common object, as well as an
important one in the eyes of ancient Costa Rica.
It represents uncommon strength, power and
stability in a world that was extremely divided
and unsettled. The artist creates a simple object
out of one of the most durable materials found.
The carving and smoothing of the object create a
work of art that becomes a pleasure for both the
eyes and hands that glide across the piece. The
face itself on the mace head lends a sense of awe
and ferocity to the object. The large hollowed
eyes, nostrils and mouth create the ultimate
expressive face that can be admired and the
workmanship respected for many years to come.