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Press-mold for a slab figurine's head depicting a supernatural with long, bifurcated tongue and circular earflares with long, trapezoidal-shaped appendages.

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

Aztec (?), Late Postclassic period, A.D. 1350–1521

Object Place

Central Highlands, México

Dimensions

Overall: 10.6 x 13 cm (4 3/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.807

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Molds