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Hand-modeled standing nude female figure. Body adornment includes a single-strand necklace wth central circular diadem, circular earflares, and an interwoven band as a headwrap. Traces of white slip on her hands and cream slip on the eyes and headwrap.

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: 7 x 3.8 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.756

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white and cream slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines