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Head of a large figurine decorated with black asphalt paint around the mouth, on the eyebrows and on parts of the hair. Fine lines are incised through the paint to indicate the strands of hair on the head and eyebrows.

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

Veracruz, Classic period, A.D. 400–700

Object Place

Veracruz, México

Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 x 9 x 3.7 cm (2 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.775

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black asphalt (bitumen) paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines