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Human effigy head

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Human head perhaps broken from a slab figurine. A deep, thumb-wide indentation is found at the back of the head, likely due to the production process of pressing the wet clay into a mold. The head may have been attached to some larger object rather than a slab figurine because 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

México (undetermined), Classic period, A.D. 300–700

Object Place

southern Puebla or Oaxaca(?), México

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 5 x 2.3 cm (2 x 1 15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.782

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines