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Nude female figure holding her right hand to her mouth and cradling in her left arm a circular dish containing a spherical object. She wears a long, wide necklace and large circular earflares. Her waist-length hair is indicated by parallel lines incised on her back.

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

7.94 x 3.81 x 2.22 cm (3 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.761

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines