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Human effigy fragment

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The right hand from a large human effigy figurine, perhaps an effigy urn. This attribution is based on the attachment surfaces on the back (inside) of the hand. Zapotec urn effigies typically have the hands resting on the seated figure's knees with fingers pointing downwards, the attachment...

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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

Zapotec (?), Classic period, A.D. 300–600

Object Place

Oaxaca, México

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm (1 7/8 x 2 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.799

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines