Posted 4 months ago
This is a stone figure from the Diquís culture in Costa Rica - made sometime between 500 and 1200 years ago. This is an unusual one with huge buck teeth - or the mouth of a Jaguar. These were placed in front of people's homes to keep evil spirits away, supposedly. This thing is LARGE and HEAVY at 18" tall. I found it today in a junk shop in Berkeley, CA yesterday.\ Coincidentally i have a much smaller carved female figure from the same culture. i wonder what the huge buck teeth represent?