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Female effigy with water jar

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Standing female figure holding a small water jar on her left shoulder. Body adornment includes circular earflares and a simple headband. Traces of red slip throughout.

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

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

Object Place

Nayarit, México

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1993.763

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red and white slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines