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U991.15.15
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Figurine)
Date (Execution) : 850-1550
Geographical Origin : Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Stone, Tuff
Support / Technique : Carved
Object Type : sculpture (visual works)
Visual Description : "The figure is partially covered in oxide of iron. The head shows two small areas of early damage, etc. The statue represents a sitting figure with a mane or headdress and long flexed arms holding a vertical staff in each hand or paw. The object is quasi-cylindrical with a flat base. The flexed arms are shown on the side with the front view in relief and the powerful shoulders and upper arm forming part of the strong animal - like back with the mane. The staffs, in low relief, extend from the chest to the lower part of the statue. The lower limbs are not dilineated; they may be suggested by a quasi-circular band radiating from the staffs to the back of the figure. A vertical groove of about 6.5 cm, dividing the band, marks the spine and buttocks. Two small nodes on each side below the band and above the base may indicate toes. The figure is sexless. The head is inclined forward; the face is triangular & weathered, obliterating all detail. The low set ears are prominent and in the shape of crescents. The front view is in relief while the backs of the ears integrate into the bulk originating from the back of the head." From binder.
Accession # : U991.15.15
Width (cm) : 11.00
Height (cm) : 22.50
Depth (cm) : 10.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
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