Rock-Head Statue

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Rock-Head Statue
Olmec Colossal Head.jpg
Real-world counterpart
Olmec colossal heads
Year Unknown
Artist Unknown
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese いしあたまなちょうこく
Simplified Chinese 石头颅雕塑
French Sculpture déterminée
Spanish Cabeza colosal
Italian Testa di roccia
Russian Твердолобая статуя

Korean 돌 머리의 조각
Traditional Chinese 石頭顱雕塑
Quebec French Sculpture déterminée
Latin American Spanish Cabeza colosal
German Dickkopfskulptur
Dutch Koppige standbeeld


The Rock-Head Statue is a sculpture introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The sculpture is based on the colossal heads, a series of traditional basalt sculptures carved by the Olmecs, the earliest known Mesoamerican civilization to have existed in human history, having occupied what is now Veracruz and Tabasco, Mexico, between 1500 BC to 400 BC. The colossal heads, often around the size of an adult human, are believed to represent rulers who were respected by and seen as powerful in Olmec tradition. While first discovered by José María Melgar y Serrano in 1862, the heads would still remain poorly-documented and obscure before the 1862 discovery was re-excavated by Matthew Stirling in 1938, after which they would skyrocket in popularity among the archaeological world and instigate further investigations into the Olmecs. Today, they stand in the public eye as the most iconic relic of Olmec civilization. Unlike the actual colossal heads, which cover the entire head in a three-dimensional space, the Rock-Head Statue only portrays the face.

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Rock-Head Statue
Olmec Colossal Head
Artist Unknown, Circa 1000 BCE
Basalt


Fake Rock-Head Statue
Rock-Head Statue

Description Giant stone head thought to be from the ancient Mesoamerican Olmec civilization. The larger ones can reach three meters in height. Scholars think they only crafted heads, no bodies.
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 2.0 x 2.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it's a forgery.


Authenticity[edit]

If the statue's lips are curved into a smile, it is fake. If the statue has a neutral expression, it is genuine.

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