Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011

Figurine Head Fragment

Figurine Head Fragment

1–550 CE

Molded earthenware with pigment

Overall: 6.2 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.162


Did you know?

Showy rows of sculpted feathers may represent those of the shimmering green quetzal bird.


The use of press molds at Teotihuacan permitted mass production of elaborately costumed human figurines. Lavishly ornamented headdresses are also worn by figures depicted on Teotihuacan's fresco-painted walls.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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