Fine Diquis Andesite Standing Stone Peg Figure

14471. Fine Diquis Andesite Standing Stone Peg Figure

Costa Rica, Ca. 1000 to 1450 AD.

A large and impressive volcanic carved stone 'peg' figure from the southern Pacific, Diquis region of ancient Costa Rica, standing nude with arms folded across body. His delineated fingers and toes, broad squared shoulders, face with large eyes, and a headband/cap. His body is tapered with his feet coming together as a rounded peg for implantation into the ground to be stood up.
This example is in very good, near excellent condition.

Intact. Size 24 inches (61cm) + custom mount.

Diquis stone sculptures, like this one, are admired for their abstract form and geometric figural style. Overall a fine example that is larger than many of this type.

Provenance: Ex Collection of Raymond Enkeboll California.
See a similar example in Seeing with New Eyes, Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Emory University by R. Stone Miller, nos. 311 & 312.


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