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Human face pectoral

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Light-colored greenstone carved in the form of a stylized human face. The back is slightly concave, and two small holes at the top of the head allow for suspension on a cord, perhaps as a pectoral or other type of body adornment.

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

Colima, Late Formative to Early Classic periods, 200 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Colima, México

Dimensions

11.2 x 10.8 cm (4 7/16 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.814

Medium or Technique

Greenstone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals