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Abstract human female effigy celt

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Abstract and geometric rendering of a standing human female figure carved from a celt-like form. Breasts are indicated by two rounded forms, and the arms are bent at the elbows with hands meeting on the abdomin.


Published as in a United States collection in 1956 [Teochita, Inc. (Frances Pratt), New York]; to MFA, November 1974, purchase.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Mezcala, Late Formative to Early Classic period, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Guerrero, Mexico


18 x 9.4 x 5.8 cm (7 1/16 x 3 11/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metamorphic green and black stone (diorite?)




Ritual Objects