Note how it describes the object using the word "statuary".
In the years after the "Cardiff Giant" fake of 1869, a bunch of others were made in various places around the world.
Yours may be a reference to the Solid Muldoon fake from Colorado in 1877.
HERE there is a photo, and the
description seems to fit.
- occipital region of the skull enormously developed.
- brow is broad but slopes suddenly
- the left hand and wrist lie apon the thigh
- right hand crooked at the elbow.. lies across the chest.