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Figurine depicting a standing male human carrying a child on his shoulders. The child's upper torso is painted with cream slip that ends at his neck, which may indicate body paint or a long-sleeved tunic. The same cream slip covers his lower legs and feet, and also creates a vertical striped...

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

Object Place

Nayarit, México


Overall: 13.5 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm (5 5/16 x 2 11/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: cream and white slip