Apr 27, 2011
Apr 27, 2011

Archaic Figurine

Archaic Figurine

400–100 BC

Earthenware with pigments

Overall: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Gift of John Wise 1952.454



Burials from ancient villages near Chupicuaro, Guanajuato contain hundreds of pottery offerings. These include brightly colored vessels and solid figurines decorated with appliqué and incision. The cheerful, informal figurines were probably intended to provide the dead with companionship, and to remind them of their loved ones.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of John Wise

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