Standing Female Figure

600–1000
Overall: 25.2 x 28.4 x 10 cm (9 15/16 x 11 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Weight: 1.08 kg (2.38 lbs.)
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

This lovely female’s body is a flat plaque supported by a tripod at the rear.

Description

Ancient Veracruz artists used ceramic to create figural sculptures in a range of sizes, styles, and types. This beautiful, finely wrought female figure is an exceptional example. Although her identity is unknown, her adornments signal high status: ear ornaments, a large necklace, an elaborate dress that drapes over her outstretched arms, and perhaps even her front teeth, filed into a T shape, may have symbolic importance. The unfinished back, with a tripod support, suggests that the figure was meant to be seen from the front.
Standing Female Figure

Standing Female Figure

600–1000

Mesoamerica, Veracruz, Nopiloa style?, 7th-10th century

Visually Similar Artworks

ArtLens App

Let the ArtLens App be your guide, featuring an interactive map, every artwork on view, and AR scanning. Keep track of your favorite artworks. Take a guided tour, or create your own. 

Download the App
background

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.