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Human effigy celt

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Abstract rendering of a standing human effigy figure carved from a celt form. Slightly bulbous abdominal area may identify the effigy as representing a pregnant woman.


With Teochita, Inc., New York, by 1974; to Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1974; to MFA, December 1974, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

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

Object Place

Guerrero, Mexico


14.6 x 6.5 x 3.1 cm (5 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Greenish-black diorite




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