Basalt Trophy Head

SKU PF.2729
Circa

100 AD to 500 AD

Dimensions

5.75″ (14.6cm) high x 5.75″ (14.6cm) wide x 5.75″ (14.6cm) depth

Medium

Basalt

Origin

Costa Rica

Gallery Location

UK


 

Agricultural fertility was one of the most important cults of the Meso-Americans. Human heads were considered the 'fruit' of human life and were offered the deities. Trophy heads were taken in battle or from prisoners who had been captured and slaughtered. The wide angular chiseled face of this warrior distinguishes him. He seems to rest peacefully as he is no longer of the corporal world.

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