This standing warrior holds a trophy head in his
right hand and a stone celt in his raised left
hand. His stance is solid; the pectoral muscles
are clearly demarcated along with an inverted Y-
shape to indicate the rib cage. He wears a thick
belt carved with diagonal lines and a triangle in
the center; duplicating ones made of cloth and
fiber. The crown of his head is grooved to
suggest either hair or a type of cap. Eyes like
large coffee beans stare boldly at us, accentuated
by the broad nose and slightly open mouth.
Trophy heads were taken from war captives,
used in ritual sacrifice as essential to fertility of
the soil. This statue commemorated the
completion of sacrifice and the end of the cycle.