Costa Rican  Stone Owl Mace Head


13445. Costa Rican Stone Owl Mace Head

Guanacaste Nicoya Region, ca. 1 to 500 AD.

A good example of a white stone mace head with the stone now mottled from deposits. One side is carved into a fierce owl face with huge, round eyes and a long, pointed beak. A cylindrical socket is behind the head. The owl is frequently associated in Central American iconography with the underworld, death, and shamanism.

Size: 3.45" W x 2.4" H (8.8 cm x 6.1 cm); 3.95" H (10 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-private T.S. collection, San Diego County, California, USA, acquired between 25 and 40 years ago; Ex Orlando FL Dentist Collection.


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