Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011

Figurine Head Fragment

Figurine Head Fragment


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


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
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
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