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Seated human effigy urn

Zapotec
A.D. 600–900


Object Place, Oaxaca, México

Dimensions

14.6 x 10.79 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.751

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white slip paint and traces of red pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware

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.

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