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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10 inches high × 7.5 inches wide × 4.5 inches deep


25.4 cm high × 19.05 cm wide x 11.43 cm deep

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