Female Figurine

Female Figurine

400-100 BC

Pottery with traces of white and red pigment

Overall: 7.9 x 4.4 x 1.8 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.150

Fun Fact

Groups of figurines were sometimes arranged in scenes and likely used in household rituals.

Description

The Chupícuaro culture, located north of Mexico City in the state of Guanajuato, created a distinctive ceramic tradition including small clay figurines. This example is said to belong to a group of ten figurines from the same burial or cache (1990.145–154). The group includes both males and females that can be sorted into couples based on size.

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