Figurine Head Fragment

Figurine Head Fragment

1-550

Molded earthenware with pigment

Overall: 6.2 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.162

Location

Fun Fact

Showy rows of sculpted feathers may represent those of the shimmering green quetzal bird.

Description

The use of press molds at Teotihuacan permitted mass production of elaborately costumed human figurines. Lavishly ornamented headdresses are also worn by figures depicted on Teotihuacan's fresco-painted walls.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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