Humanoid effigy head
Object Place: México, Central Highlands(?)
Overall: 6.2 x 3.5 x 4 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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