Apr 27, 2011
Apr 27, 2011

Female Figurine

Female Figurine

c. 400–100 BC

Ceramic, pigment

Overall: 22.5 x 10.5 cm (8 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1996.291

Exhibition

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

Did you know?

This carefully crafted figurine is extraordinarily large and exceptionally well preserved.

Description

Burials from ancient villages near Chupicuaro, Guanajuato, contain hundreds of pottery offerings, ranging from brightly colored vessels to figurines decorated with appliqué and incision. The body and head of this female were formed of flattened clay; appliqués were added to create the facial features and ornaments. This carefully crafted figurine is extraordinarily large and exceptionally well preserved.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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