User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Zoomorphic headdress

Start collecting

Removable headdress that likely was worn by a figurine depicting a male dancer. A series of perforations are found around the neck, three below the lower jaw and two at the back.

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 to Early Classic periods, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Colima, México

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 4.7 x 9.8 cm (4 1/8 x 1 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.803

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines