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Human head effigy

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Geometric, stylized rendering of a human face. The rear surface is slightly concave, and two tiny holes at the upper side edges allow for suspension.


Collected between 1974 and 1981 by John Fulling, Art Collectors of November, Inc., Florida (and known as the "November Collection"); to Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1987; to MFA, December 1988, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Mezcala, Late Formative to Early Classic period, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Guerrero, Mexico


5.71 x 3.81 x 4.44 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metamorphic gray stone




Jewelry / Adornment