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Hand-modeled standing nude female figure wearing a double-strand necklace with central circular diadem and circular earflares. Red pigment survives on her hair, necklace and torso. Traces of white slip on her eyes and earflares.

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, 300–100 B.C.

Object Place

Guanajuato, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 4 cm (3 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.758

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red and white slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines