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Head from a mold-made figurine depicting a man wearing a feline headdress. The form and placement of the headdress renders the impression of the man's head emerging from the feline's open mouth. The back of the head is flat.


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 Teotihuacan, Classic period, A.D. 200–900

Object Place

Gulf Coast or Central Highlands, México

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of ochre pigment