Human effigy head

Jalisco
Late Preclassic period
300 B.C.–A.D. 200


Object Place: Jalisco, México

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 6.4 x 5.3 cm (3 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.811

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white slip

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Ameca-Etzatlán-style solid figurine head with natural manganese staining of the dark red clay. Nostrils and earflares have deep punctations, and the eyes and decoration of the head wrap are indicated by deep slashes in the clay. Traces of white slip remain in the headdress, earflares, mouth and at the sides of the prominant nose.

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