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Male Figure

Artist/Maker: Central Highlands/Atlantic Watershed (Costa Rica)

Date: ca. 1000-1550
Medium: volcanic stone
Overall: 28 3/8 x 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (72.1 x 29.5 x 24.8 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of David Trout
Object number: 75.024.018
DescriptionThis large sculpture probably represents a warrior holding a trophy head, taken from a slain enemy. He also wears a trophy head belt. The pose with both hands on the chest is a convention of a type of Atlantic Watershed free-standing sculpture which gained prominence in Period VI. During this period prisoners were taken for human sacrifice.
Not on view