Ancient Statue

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Ancient Statue
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Real name Jomon Period "Dogū" Figurine
Artist Unknown
"Shakoki refers to how big, round eyes look like Inuit snow goggles used for blocking light."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Ancient Statue is a sculpture first introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This piece is based on Jomon Period "Dogū" figurines, from between 1000-400 BC. These fired pottery pieces are widely believed to be representations of mother goddesses associated with fertility, due to their female body shape, big eyes, small waists, and wide hips. As the pieces are fragile, it is quite rare to find unbroken Dogū, such as the ones found in-game.

In New Leaf, the statue is displayed in the first Artwork room, in the southeast quadrant.


In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, if the Dogū has pupils that imply that the eyes are "open", then it is a forgery.