Female effigy vessel
Late Formative to Early Classic periods
300 B.C.–A.D. 300
Object Place: Nayarit, Mexico
8.2 x 8.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: red on yellow-cream slip paint
Not On View
Squat vessel in the form of a female figure with arms bent upwards and hands resting beside her breasts. She wears a wide nose ring, and her hair is indicated by incised lines. A narrow stripe of red slip encircles the midpoint of the vessel, its base, and embellishes the figure’s arms and ears Manganese staining on vessel’s surface.
Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.