The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 18, 2024

Female Figurine

Female Figurine

c. 400–100 BCE
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This carefully crafted figurine is extraordinarily large and exceptionally well preserved.

Description

Burials from ancient villages near Chupicuaro, Guanajuato, contain hundreds of pottery offerings, ranging from brightly colored vessels to figurines decorated with appliqué and incision. The body and head of this female were formed of flattened clay; appliqués were added to create the facial features and ornaments. This carefully crafted figurine is extraordinarily large and exceptionally well preserved.
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  • {{cite web|title=Female Figurine|url=false|author=|year=c. 400–100 BCE|access-date=18 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1996.291