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Squat vessel in the form of a female figure with arms bent upwards and hands resting beside her breasts. She wears a wide nose ring, and her hair is indicated by incised lines. A narrow stripe of red slip encircles the midpoint of the vessel, its base, and embellishes the figure's arms and...

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Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nayarit, Late Formative to Early Classic periods, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Nayarit, Mexico


8.2 x 8.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on yellow-cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware