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Human effigy head

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Head from a large hollow figurine. The figure wears a cap-like headdress whose upper part is broken away. The remains of red pigment emellish the figure's ears and right side of the mouth.

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

Maya, Preclassic Period, 1000–500 B.C.

Object Place

Chalchuapa region, El Salvador

Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 8.6 x 7.2 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.788

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red pigment

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines