He could represent high school completion (for example, "the last exam" or achievement such as a GED) or the begining of college - "the freshman." In any case, the books and his intent straight-forward gaze identifies him as a "serious" student and commemorates any stage of formal education. He is smart but not up-tight about his abilities as can be deduced from his casual dress of belted blue jeans and black crew necked T-shirt. His perfectly shaved head reminds one of the quip, "God only made a few perfect heads . . . the rest he covered with hair!" So. thinking outside-the-box, he would be a loving comment to your favorite bald-headed guy . . . er, the perfect head in your life. Resin, imported. Collected prior to 2006.