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Human effigy urn adornment

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Adornment from a human effigy urn, likely an embellishment from the figure's headdress. The adornment resembles the symbolic elements that decorate Teotihuacán incense burners from central highland Mexico. However, here the Teotihuacán-style feathered mirror has a typical Zapotec "reptile...

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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

Zapotec, Classic period, A.D. 300–600

Object Place

Oaxaca, México

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 6.6 x 3 cm (2 3/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.796

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware