Ancient Statue

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Ancient Statue
Ancient Statue NH Icon.png
Real-world counterpart
Jomon Period "Dogū" Figurine
Year Unknown
Artist Unknown
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese いにしえのちょうこく
Simplified Chinese 远古的雕塑
French Statuette antique
Spanish Estatua primitiva
Italian Statua antica
Russian Древняя статуя

Korean 태고의 조각
Traditional Chinese 遠古的雕塑
Quebec French Statuette antique
Latin American Spanish Estatua primitiva
German Uraltstatue
Dutch 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 a standard furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, and City Folk.

Art details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

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

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


Fake Ancient Statue
Ancient Statue

Description Shakoki refers to how the big, round eyes look like Inuit snow goggles used for blocking light.
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,920 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 490 Bells [nb 1]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png 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 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells from Re-Tail.

In New Horizons[edit]

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


Fake Ancient Statue
Ancient Statue

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 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png 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.

Gallery[edit]

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.