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Seated human effigy

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Polished redware effigy vessel rendering a seated human with elbows resting on flexed knees and hands on chest below chin. The figure's hair is painted black, and black lines on the back of the figure may indicate clothing or a long headdress. The figure wears a large rectangular pectoral or...

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Acquired from dealers in Ecuador or Peru by William and Shirley Epstein in the 1960's; to MFA, November 1995, gift of William and Shirley Epstein.

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Gift of William and Shirley Epstein

Unknown, A.D. 100–1534

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7.3 x 5.4 x 6.3 cm (2 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware