Human effigy head

Maya
Middle to Late Preclassic Periods
500–200 B.C.


Object Place: Guatemala, Southern Highlands or Pacific Coast

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 5.3 x 2.9 cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.784

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of orange and red pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Solid, hand-modeled human head broken from a figurine. Traces of orange pigment on the face, especially on the proper lower left cheek, and traces of red pigment in the mouth and on the proper left ear. Pupils and nostrils were made by deep punctates.

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