Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011

Seated Female Figurine

Seated Female Figurine

600 BC-AD 250

Ceramic, pigments

Overall: 7.6 x 3 cm (3 x 1 3/16 in.)

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, gift of their daughter Helen 1951.104

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Clay figurines, mainly nude females, were the most common art form of early villages throughout Mesoamerica.

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Clay figurines, mainly nude females, were the most common art form of early villages throughout Mesoamerica. The meanings of these sweet, small, intimate works are not known, but they are found both in human burials and in household rubbish, suggesting varied uses.

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