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Human effigy head

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Human head broken from a figurine. "Coffee-bead"-shaped eyes recall many figurine types from the Valley of Mexico and surrounding Central Highlands.

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

México (undetermined), Preclassic period, 1200–500 B.C.

Object Place

Central Highlands(?), México

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 4.2 x 3 cm (2 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.779

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines