User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Human effigy head

Start collecting

Ameca-Etzatlán-style solid figurine head with natural manganese staining of the dark red clay. Nostrils and earflares have deep punctations, and the eyes and decoration of the head wrap are indicated by deep slashes in the clay. Traces of white slip remain in the headdress, earflares, mouth...

Show Full Description

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

Jalisco, Late Preclassic period, 300 B.C.–A.D. 200

Object Place

Jalisco, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 6.4 x 5.3 cm (3 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.811

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines