Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011

Female Figurine

Female Figurine

c. 400-100 BC

Earthenware with pigment

Overall: 7.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm (2 15/16 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.142


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This figurine is small enough to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.


Small, solid, hand-modeled figurines were a staple of the early Mesoamerican artistic repertoire. Made in distinctive styles corresponding to geographic regions, they likely were used in a variety of contexts, including rites to assure health, fertility, and prosperity. This example is from the Chupícuaro region, north of modern-day Mexico City.

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