Stone goddess sculpture
Late Postclassic period
Object Place: Mexico, Central Highlands
Overall: 43.2 x 24.1 x 14 cm (17 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Provincial Aztec style sculpture portraying a seated female deity, perhaps a water deity. A small recepticle in her chest and one between her legs were used for offerings made during religious rites.
1950, sold by Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, to Portland Art Museum; June 1999, sold by Bonham's and Butterfields Auctioneers, lot 2202, to Lands Beyond Gallery, New York; sold by Lands Beyond Gallery to Hy Zaret; 2008, gift of Shirley Zaret to the MFA.
Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret