Human effigy head
Late Preclassic period
300 B.C.–A.D. 200
Object Place: Jalisco, México
Overall: 7.6 x 6.4 x 5.3 cm (3 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: traces of white slip
Not On View
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.
Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.
Gift of Margret Craver Withers