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U991.15.46
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Figure)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Diquis; Costa Rica
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Sandstone
Support / Technique :
Object Type : Sculpture; Stone
Visual Description : Nude male figure with straight vertical arms marked by deep, wide, vertical grooves, front & back. Rectangular perforation separates the short legs. Horizontal grooves mark the shoulders, chest, arms, hands,waist, legs, and feet. The fingers and toes are indicated by vertical striations. The feet are connected at the base to form the tenon knob which extends 4 cm beyond the toes. The male sex organs are stylized. The shoulder blades are conventionalized and indicated on the back through curvilinear grooves between the neck and the trunk. On the front a V-shaped grove with a small vertical groove in the centre separates the neck from the trunk and may indicate a neck ornament with a pendant. The chest, delineated by horizontal grooves, is slightly protruding. The head is elongated; the upper part is almost square. A semi-circular groove, starting below the ears, separates the face from the neck. The facial features are in low relief and detailed.
Accession # : U991.15.46
Width (cm) : 12.70
Height (cm) : 3.00
Depth (cm) : 6.30
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :