Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011

Mother-and-Child Figurine

Mother-and-Child Figurine

1325–1521

Ceramic, pigment

Overall: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Gift of Edward B. Greene 1921.1711

Location

Did you know?

This mother-and-child figurine may be a metaphor for generational continuity.

Description

The hair of this hollow, mold-made, female figurine originally was arranged in two projections atop the head. She carries an identical, small figure interpreted as a child. Thus, the figurine may be a metaphor for generational continuity.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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