Human effigy head

México (undetermined)
Preclassic period
1200–400 B.C.


Object Place: México, Central or Western Highlands

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.783

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Solid, hand-modeled human head broken from a figurine. Eyes and eyebrows are created by deeply incised lines. The top of the head is cone-shaped. The head likely was made separately from the body, indicated by a finger-sized concavity at the base of (underneath) the head.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers