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Human effigy head

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Large, mold-made human face likely broken from a figurine. The clay paste is fine-grained and gray, and ochre-colored dirt or pigment covers the rear of the head.

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), Postclassic period, A.D. 900–1521

Object Place

Central or Southern Highlands, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm (3 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.781

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines