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Human effigy head

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Mold-made head from a human effigy figure. Traces of red pigment on the left cheek, below the mouth, above the right eye and on the hair.

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

Veracruz or Zapotec, Classic period, A.D. 300–800

Object Place

Veracruz or eastern Oaxaca, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 8.5 x 4 cm (3 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.792

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of dark red pigment

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines