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Seated human effigy

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Slab-modeled figurine depicting a seated human, likely a male. A wide coil of clay depicts his necklace, and he wears large, circular earflares. His headdress is composed of three flanges, the squared central one embellished with two flattened spheres of clay. A short tubular clay piece is...

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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

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

Object Place

Colima, México

Dimensions

17.14 x 10.48 x 6.67 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.767

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines