Figurine Head Fragment

Figurine Head Fragment

150-350

Ceramic, pigment

Diameter: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.); Overall: 9.2 x 8.5 cm (3 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Gift of Edward B. Greene 1921.1709

Description

The earliest Teotihuacan figurines are hand modeled, while later specimens were produced with molds. This exceptionally large example has a mold-made head, with facial features carefully retouched by hand. Earthenware figurines were made in great abundance throughout Teotihuacan's history, and may have been used in household religious rituals.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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