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Seated male hunchback effigy

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Seated human male hunchback with highly eroded surface. The hunchback wears a simple tubular head wrap embellished with a zoomorphic head (perhaps a jaguar or bat) at the front, its tie-ends falling to the back of his neck. Vertibrae are indicated on his curved back. Three strands of hair...

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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

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

Object Place

Colima, México


Overall: 23.5 x 17 x 17.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of dark red slip paint