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U991.8.27
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Stone Head Fragment)
Date (Execution) : 400-1000
Geographical Origin : Diquis Delta, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Sandstone
Support / Technique : Carved
Object Type : carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : Stone head fragment. Partly covered by oxide of iron and bears evidence of breakage diagonally below the shoulders. The line is worn down. It appears that the head has been wilfully separated from the torso as is indicated by chisel marks. The conico-hemispherical headgear is indicative of Barriles culture. It may have been an idol that was 'killed'.
Accession # : U991.8.27
Width (cm) : 10.70
Height (cm) : 12.00
Depth (cm) : 8.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :