Standing Female with Basket

Standing Female with Basket


Ceramic, slip

Overall: 19.8 x 21.4 x 8.4 cm (7 13/16 x 8 7/16 x 3 5/16 in.)

General Acquisition Fund 2004.67


This figure's delicate face features rows of raised dots on the cheeks and the edges of the ears, perhaps representing ornamental scarification; the teeth are decoratively filed into a T or tau shape that may have had symbolic import. On her shoulder she carries a basket or bowl filled with a yet-to-be-identified bundle, perhaps marshy bulrushes. The headdress ties have been lost from one side of the head.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic, slip

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