Humanoid effigy head

México (undetermined)
Postclassic period
A.D. 900–1521


Object Place: México, Central Highlands(?)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 3.5 x 4 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.785

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Effigy head depicting an elderly humanoid face, perhaps a supernatural given the overly-large eyes and prominant brow ridge. The back of the head is highly concave, forming a half-circle, and the jaw line is well-smoothed. The head was attached to some larger object along its upper rear sides.

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