Urn Figure

Urn Figure

c. 150 BC-AD 200 (Thermoluminescence date, 60 BC-AD 642)


Overall: 29.8 x 14.4 x 13 cm (11 3/4 x 5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.273



This simply posed and costumed urn figure represents a goddess, or perhaps an ancestress. Early Zapotec ceramic art has a spare elegance that contrasts strongly with the florid ornamentation of later works.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
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