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U991.15.44
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Sukia Figure)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Pre-Columbian (American)
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Stone, Volcanic
Support / Technique :
Object Type : carvings (visual works); figurines
Visual Description : Seated male figure has arms folded on the doubled up knees and is shown playing the flute with the left hand. The fingers and toes are indicated by incisions, while a division of the upper and lower legs is marked by a curved groove. The head is flat; a coiffure or cap is indicated by a semi-circular groove. The nose forms an almost straight line with the receding forehead showing a profile associated with a fronto-occipital head deformation found in both Mesoamerica and Colombia.
Accession # : U991.15.44
Width (cm) : 7.00
Height (cm) : 12.70
Depth (cm) : 10.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :