All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Prehistorical item #1361014 (stock #04)
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Outstanding volcanic rock figure of a trophy bearer carrying an axe in one hand and holding a severed shrunken head in the other. Perfect state of preservation. Some earthy adhesions In Costa Rican culture trophy heads were given as prizes in the ballgame, suggesting that this trophy bearer might have been a ballgame victor. Similar example at Yale University Art Gallery. Material : Volcanic stone Dating: 900-1200 A.D. Origin: Atlantic Watershed - Guapiles...