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U991.15.47
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Figure)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Isla ViolĂ­n, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Sandstone
Support / Technique : Carved; Ground
Object Type : carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : Stylized male figure in the form of a flat slab with tenon knob and quasi-triangular shape. The straight shoulders and the feet which are joined form the apices. Three perforations separate legs and vertical arms from body. The broad neck is encircled by a groove, perhaps indicating a neck ornament and pendant. Horizontal grooves (on back also) indicate upper and lower arms, waist, legs, feet and hands. The fingers and toes are striated. The patellae are indicated by knobs above thin horizontal grooves. A triangular raised section indicates a breech-cloth; the male sex organ is indicated. The head is small. The bulky neck is wider than the head. The face is carefully modelled in low relief. The eyes are semi-circular; the lids are represented by incised grooves and give the impression that the personage is sleeping.
Accession # : U991.15.47
Width (cm) : 16.50
Height (cm) : 37.50
Depth (cm) : 7.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
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