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Hand-modeled standing human male figure with arms bent and hands covering his abdomin and genitalia. His wrapped headdress and circular earflares are painted red, and his wide collar-like necklace is painted white.

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

Chupícuaro, Late Preclassic, 300–100 B.C.

Object Place

Guanajuato, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 2.8 cm (3 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.762

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and white slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines