Rock-head statue

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Rock-head statue
Rock-Head Statue NH Icon.png
The rock-head statue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Real-world counterpart
Olmec colossal heads
Year c. 1000 BC
Artist Unknown
Main appearances

Name in other languages
 Sculpture déterminée
 Cabeza colosal
 Testa di roccia
 Твердолобая статуя
 돌 머리의 조각
 Sculpture déterminée
 Cabeza colosal
 Koppige standbeeld

The rock-head statue is a statue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. It is based on the Olmec colossal heads.

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Main article: Item:Rock-head statue (New Horizons)
See also: Item:Rock-head statue (fake) (New Horizons)

Real artwork

Rock-head statue


Rock-head statue

Olmec Colossal Head
Artist Unknown, Circa 1000 BCE

Museum 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  4,980 Bells
Sell price  1,245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, the statue's lips are slightly curled into a smile. If the lips are more neutral, it is genuine.
Furniture size 2.0 x 2.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

Real-world information[edit]

An Olmec colossal head

The Olmec colossal heads are 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.