Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011

Seated Male Figurine

Seated Male Figurine

500-900

Ceramic, pigment

Overall: 7.4 x 5.9 x 5.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

Gift of Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun 1995.96

Location

Did you know?

Clay figurines were the earliest, most common art form in the ancient Mesoamerican culture region.

Description

Clay figurines were the earliest and most common art form in Mexico and other countries in the ancient Mesoamerican (Middle American) culture region. Made first by hand and later with molds, most figurines belong to the traditions of commoners, such as farmers, rather than those of elites.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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