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Human effigy head

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Figurine head wearing circular earflares and head wrap textured with small indentations. Flaring element above the head wrap may represent a feather panache. Eyes and eyebrows created by deeply incised lines.

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

West Mexico (?), Late Preclassic to Early Classic periods, 100 B.C.–A.D. 400

Object Place

Guanajuato(?), México

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm (2 1/4 x 2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.791

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white pigment

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines