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Seated human effigy urn

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A seated figure wears a long skirt and no loin cloth, which may identify the figure as female. Arms are crossed over the chest area, and legs are crossed underneath the skirt. The figure wears wears a necklace of large beads and circular earflares. Traces of dark red pigment are found on the...

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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

Zapotec, Classic period, A.D. 600–900

Object Place

Oaxaca, México


14.6 x 10.79 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white slip paint and traces of red pigment




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware