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Female effigy rattle and whistle

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Standing female effigy wearing a long skirt with geometric decoration in red slip paint. Her assymetrical head wrap also is decorated in a geometric pattern created by incised lines and red-painted stripes. Her jewelry includes a wide neckband and circular earflares. A swatch of asphalt...

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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

Remojades, Late Classic period, A.D. 600–900

Object Place

Veracruz, México

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 13.3 x 6.7 cm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.746

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark red slip paint and asphalt (bitumen) paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Musical instruments, Sound Devices