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.

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

Art details[edit]

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 Unknown
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.


In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, if the Dogū's eyes are open, it is fake. If its eyes are closed, it is genuine.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if the Dogū has antennas on the head, then it is a forgery. The forged Dogū's eyes will periodically glow, and if placed as a regular furniture item, it will float when interacted with.

Museum exhibit description[edit]

"Shakoki refers to how big, round eyes look like Inuit snow goggles used for blocking light."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Real-world information[edit]

A Dogu 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.