Ancient statue

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Ancient statue
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The ancient statue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Real-world counterpart
Jomon Period "Dogū" Figurine
Year Unknown
Artist Unknown
Main appearances

Name in other languages
 Statuette antique
 Estatua primitiva
 Statua antica
 Древняя статуя
 태고의 조각
 Statuette antique
 Estatua primitiva
 Prehistorisch beeldje

The ancient statue is a statue in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is based on Jomon Period "Dogū" figurines. Prior to becoming a piece of art in New Leaf, the ancient statue appeared as a standard furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, and City Folk under the name spaceman.

Art details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Main article: Item:Ancient statue (New Leaf)
See also: Item:Ancient statue (fake) (New Leaf)

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

Real artwork

Ancient statue


Ancient statue

Jomon Period "Dogu" Figurine Shakoki-dogu
Artist: Artist Unknown
Made between 1000 and 400 BC
Fired pottery

Museum description Shakoki refers to how the big, round eyes look like Inuit snow goggles used for blocking light.
Buy price  3,920 Bells
Sell price  490 Bells [nb 1]
Obtain from  Redd's Gallery
Authenticity In the forgery, the statue's eyes are partially opened. If the statue's eyes are closed, it is genuine.
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery. Will be charged  100 Bells from Re-Tail.

In New Horizons[edit]

Main article: Item:Ancient statue (New Horizons)
See also: Item:Ancient statue (fake) (New Horizons)

As with all artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the ancient statue was added in the 1.2.0 April Free Update.

Real artwork

Ancient statue


Ancient statue

Jōmon Period "Dogū" Figurine Shakōki-dogū
Artist Unknown, 1000-400 BCE
Fired pottery

Museum description A mysterious, riveting doll made from kneaded, unglazed dirt during the Jōmon period. Its large round eyes resemble goggles that intercept light, so its name should come as no surprise. "Shakōki" means "light-intercepting goggles," and a dogū is a small animal figurine.
Buy price  4,980 Bells
Sell price  1,245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, the statue has a pair of antennae on its head. Additionally, the forged statue's eyes will glow in the night, and it will float if interacted with as an ordinary piece of furniture. If the statue does not have a pair of antennae, it is genuine.
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.





Real-world information[edit]

A Dogū figurine

Created from 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 one found in the Animal Crossing series.