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Basalt Trophy Head - PF.2729
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 100 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 5.75" (14.6cm) high x 5.75" (14.6cm) wide x 5.75" (14.6cm) depth
Catalogue: V14
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt

Location: Great Britain
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Agricultural fertility was one of the most important cults of the Meso-Americans. Human heads were considered the 'fruit' of human life and were offered the deities. Trophy heads were taken in battle or from prisoners who had been captured and slaughtered. The wide angular chiseled face of this warrior distinguishes him. He seems to rest peacefully as he is no longer of the corporal world. - (PF.2729)


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