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U991.8.59
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Metate)
Date (Execution) : 100-500
Geographical Origin : Central Highlands, Costa Rica
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Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Volcanic rock
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Visual Description : The circular metate has a flying panel which is attached to the plate in the centre by a human head, the face of which may indicate the front of the metate. The rim is slightly raised and decorated with stylized human heads. Three Atlantean figures have a human face superimposed on a "beak bird" beak and body.
Accession # : U991.8.59
Width (cm) : 41.00
Height (cm) : 23.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
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