Pottery with traces of white and red pigment
Overall: 11.2 x 3.7 x 4.2 cm (4 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.137
The figure’s broad thighs may express beauty, or perhaps indicate a life stage.
This ceramic figurine—in the style of Tlatilco, an early village site in central Mexico—depicts a female with a headdress or hat and long hair that cascades down her back. Since many figurines from the period depict females, modern interpreters usually connect them to fertility concerns. They also seem to testify to the importance of women among early Mesoamerican cultures.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.