Seated human effigy urn
Object Place, Oaxaca, México
14.6 x 10.79 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: white slip paint and traces of red pigment
Not On View
A seated figure wears a long skirt and no loin cloth, which may identify the figure as female. Arms are crossed over the chest area, and legs are crossed underneath the skirt. The figure wears wears a necklace of large beads and circular earflares. Traces of dark red pigment are found on the arms, feet, eyes, rear of her head, skirt and back.
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