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Archaic-style human figurine with a highly eroded surface. The solid, hand-modeled figure wears circular earflares and a wide neckband with a single circular pendant. The lower portion of the body and the left arm have broken away. An unusual vertical flange attached to the back of the figure is...

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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

Colima, Late Preclassic period, 200 B.C.–A.D. 200

Object Place

Colima, México

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.773

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines