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Ceramic vessel modeled in the form of a seated human female with short arms held out from her body. The vessel's main orifice is located at the top of the figure's head, and its chamber is pierced by her navel and mouth. The semi-hemispherical shape of the top of her head may replicate some...

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Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

West Mexico, Middle Preclassic, 600–300 B.C.

Object Place

probably Colima, Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 9.8 x 9.2 cm (7 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.750

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: post-fire paint or burial encrustation

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines