c. 100 BC-AD 300
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Earthenware with colored slips
Overall: 48 x 30.8 x 16 cm (18 7/8 x 12 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.266.2
Nagarit ceramic sculputres, like those of Colima, were manufactured for burial with the dead. The popular male-female couples may be portraits of the individuals with whom they were buried. This female figure, dressed in a colorful skirt and hat, has painted or tattooed patterns on her torso and face. Jewelry adorns her face, ears, and nose. The vessel on her shoulder symbolizes her domestic duties.
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