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Sukia Figurine

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Sukia Figurine

Medium:stone
Geography: Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica
Period: AD 1000-1550
Object number: HO394
Not on view
Description

Sukia figurines likely depict a shaman, smoking or blowing hallucinogenic plants through a tube. Shamans were healers, and consumption of these substances brought them closer to the spirit world. These figurines were mass-produced and placed in homes and burials for protection of its occupants.

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