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U991.15.51
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Figure)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Isla Violin; Diquis Delta; Costa Rica
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Stone, Sandstone
Support / Technique : Carved; Ground
Object Type : carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : Stylized male figure: flat slab with tenon knob and quasi-triangular in shape. Low relief. Three perforations separate legs and vertical arms from body. Horizontal lines (front/back) indicate upper and fore-arms, knees, feet, hands, neck. Elbows and patellea are indicated by knobs. The fingers and toes are striated. The waist is shown by a horizontal groove on the front and back of the statue and an attempt is made to portray the protruding chest. The penis is shown; a triangular raised section indicates the breechclout. At the height of the orifices, which mark the vertical arms, short horizontal grooves curving upward toward the centre of the figure on both the front and back may indicate a pendant in front and the shoulder blades on the back or a piece of clothing covering the shoulders.
Accession # : U991.15.51
Width (cm) : 14.00
Height (cm) : 37.80
Depth (cm) : 8.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :