"GOD FORM" MACE HEAD
This mace is intricately carved with a complex design of a god form. It's identified as representing the Plumed Serpent. Imagery from the central valley of Mexico begin to show up in increasing numbers on ceramics in northwestern Costa Rica around 1000 A.D. The Plumed Serpent is one of the most important and long lasting Mesoamerican symbols to reach Costa Rica during this time. This mace is made of some type of stone that's been nicely smoothed but is not the quality of stone that polishes to a sheen. It measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) long.