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Head broken from a female figurine wearing a head wrap and large circular earflares with geometric decoration. Eyes are formed by punctate-incisions creating diamond-shaped pupils typical of Chupícuaro figurines.

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

Chupícuaro, Late Preclassic period, 300–100 B.C.

Object Place

Guanajuato, México

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 5.2 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 2 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.790

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of brown slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines