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Hand-modeled standing nude female figure. Body adornment includes a double-strand necklace, circular earflares, and two rows of X-shaped interwoven bands as a headwrap. Traces of red pigment on her abdomin.

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

Chupícuaro, Late Preclassic period, 300–100 B.C.

Object Place

Guanajuato, México

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 4.5 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.755

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines