Female effigy vessel

Nayarit
Late Formative to Early Classic periods
300 B.C.–A.D. 300


Object Place: Nayarit, Mexico

Dimensions

8.2 x 8.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.593

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on yellow-cream slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift