Female Holding A Bowl Figurine

600 BCE–250 CE
Overall: 7.5 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm (2 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 13/16 in.)
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Small, solid, hand-modeled figurines were a staple of the early Mesoamerican artistic repertoire.

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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.
Female Holding A Bowl Figurine

Female Holding A Bowl Figurine

600 BCE–250 CE

Mesoamerica, Guanajuato or Michoacán, Chupícuaro

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