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Basalt Sculpture of a Mother Nursing Twins - PF.3448
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 15" (38.1cm) high
Catalogue: V15
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Basalt

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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This magnificent sculpture of a mother breast- feeding two babies is seated on a beautiful stool incised with geometric patterns. Proud, noble and nurturing, the figure radiates with voluptuous beauty of a mother goddess. She is appropriately decorated to denote her status and significance. Her arms and sides of her legs are enhanced with incised patterns. Her long hair is neatly combed back, and her ears show indications of earspools. She holds an infant cradled on both knees, watching placidly as they tug hungerly at her breasts. Much of Mesoamerican culture was centered around fertility, and this sculpture my have been a part of fecundity ceremonies. Boldly sculpted, this figure presents a touching image that is immediately endearing. - (PF.3448)


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