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Female effigy head

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Head from a standing female figurine of the Tlatilco D-4 type whose diagnostic features include stubby arms and legs, narrow slanting eyes and long neck.

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

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

Object Place

Federal District, Valley of México, México

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (1 3/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.806

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines