Standing female effigy

Tlatilco
Middle Formative period
600–400 B.C.


Object Place: Mexico, Basin of Mexico

Dimensions

10.8 x 4.2 cm (4 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.946

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red, white and black paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

“Pretty Lady” standing nude female figure. Her only body adornment consists of disk-shaped earflares painted red. Her hair, painted red, is indicated by an incised area atop her head. Figurine Type D-1.

Provenance

With John Dolliver MacDonald, Massachusetts, by 1972; to MFA, October 1972, gift of John Dolliver MacDonald.

Credit Line

Gift of John Dolliver MacDonald