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Hand-modeled standing nude female figure. Body adornment includes a wide necklace with central circular diadem, circular earflares and headband with vertical incised lines. A small circular object with diagonal band is attached to her left wrist. Traces of cream slip on her face and upper torso.

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: 8.3 x 5.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.759

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of cream slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines