Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011

Seated Female Figurine

Seated Female Figurine

600 BC-AD 250

Ceramic, pigments

Overall: 7.6 x 3 cm (3 x 1 3/16 in.)

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, gift of their daughter Helen 1951.104

Location

Did you know?

Clay figurines, mainly nude females, were the most common art form of early villages throughout Mesoamerica.

Description

Clay figurines, mainly nude females, were the most common art form of early villages throughout Mesoamerica. The meanings of these sweet, small, intimate works are not known, but they are found both in human burials and in household rubbish, suggesting varied uses.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.