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Human effigy head

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Mold-made, solid head from a large figurine. The figure wears a headband composed of overlapping disks with a central ring-like disk. Other body adornments include circular earflares and a necklace of large, round beads.

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

Toltec, Postclassic period, A.D. 900–1200

Object Place

North-central highlands, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 7 x 3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.793

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines