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Kneeling male figure

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Lagunillas C-style male figure with a shallow bowl balanced on his right shoulder and a small water jar in the shape of a gourd perched atop his head. He kneels with his legs tucked underneath his buttocks, his feet providing the sculpture's rear support. His torso is embellished with cream...

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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

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

Object Place

Nayarit, México

Dimensions

Overall: 25.4 x 16.8 x 7.9 cm (10 x 6 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.748

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: cream on red slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware