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U991.15.49
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Figure)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Diquis Delta, 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 female figure: flat slab with tenon knob and quasi-triangularshape. Three perforations separate legs and vertical arms from body. Horizontal grooves mark shoulders, waist, legs, and feet on front and back. Representation of hands is unusual, the back of the hand is is shown as a horizontal band with a diagonal provision to allow for the thumb. The fingers and toes are indicated by double vertical striations. The vagina is shown in a stylized manner on a triangular raised section. The head is semi-circular and flattish. The face is in low relief, the nose is broad, bridgeless and flat with prominent nostrils.
Accession # : U991.15.49
Width (cm) : 20.00
Height (cm) : 40.50
Depth (cm) : 7.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :