Pre Columbian Figure Volcanic Stone Trophy Head hunter Statue Costa Rica, 800 AD to 1100 AD
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Ancient Pre Columbian Figure Volcanic Stone Trophy Head hunter statue, Costa Rica 800 to 1100 AD.
Watershed Period V, ca. 800 to 1100 CE. Skillfully carved from volcanic stone, a magnificent male headhunter standing tall and holding a trophy head to his waist. The carving depicts a standing hunter with a fearsome visage lips open and displaying his teeth, the upper arms with an incised band to represent a tribal banded tattoo. The statue is most likely a shamanistic idol to protect the indigenous community from evil spirits.
Provenance Ex private collection Oregon, acquired before 1930.
A certificate of authenticity will be included with the statue.
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