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Human female (?) effigy

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Head and upper torso of a hand-modeled human effigy figurine, perhaps female. The upper part of the head is missing as is the majority of the body. The figurine's necklace and ear ornaments are indicated by small punctates, and the eyes, brow ridge and mouth were created by deeply...

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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

México (undetermined), Preclassic period, 1200–400 B.C.

Object Place

Valley of México(?), México

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.778

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines