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Human effigy head

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Facial portion form what was likely a slab figurine. The rear of the head is slighly concave with three vertical, relatively wide incisions (tool marks). Clay paste is red and large-grained.

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 or Maya, Classic Period, A.D. 250–850

Object Place

southern Veracruz or Tabasco(?), México

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 5.5 x 2.4 cm (2 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.776

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines