Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011

Standing Female Figurine

Standing Female Figurine

1200–400 BC

Ceramic, pigment

Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Gift of John Wise 1952.455

Exhibition

Julie Mehretu: Portals (FRONT International: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows)

Did you know?

This figurine represents the best-known type found in graves at Tlatilco, an early farming village.

Description

This figurine represents the best-known type found in graves at Tlatilco, an early farming village on the outskirts of Mexico City. The type is known as the “pretty lady” after its representatives’ sweet faces, fancy hairstyles, pinched waists, and flaring hips and thighs.

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

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