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Standing female effigy of the Tlatilco Type D figurines, perhaps rendered in a dance pose. She wears a short skirt embellished with four pairs of vertical incised lines. Red slip is painted on her round pectoral, clasped hands, and face in two parallel lines down each cheek.


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

Tlatilco, Preclassic period, 1200–500 B.C.

Object Place

Federal District, Valley of México, México


Overall: 11.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm (4 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip