Feb 21, 2008
Feb 21, 2008

Standing Figurine

Standing Figurine

200 BC-AD 300

Ceramic

Overall: 11 x 6.7 cm (4 5/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Gift of Clara Taplin Rankin 2008.20

Location

Did you know?

Clay figurines were the earliest and 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: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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