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Male Figurine
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Item Details
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Culture
Mexico, Guanajuato, Chupícuaro
Title
Male Figurine
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
400-100 BC
Material
pottery with traces of white and red pigment
Measurements
Overall: 8.8 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (3 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 11/16 in.)
Description
The Chupícuaro culture, located north of Mexico City in the state of Guanajuato, created a distinctive ceramic tradition including small clay figurines. This example is said to belong to a group of ten figurines from the same burial or cache (1990.145–154). The group includes both males and females that can be sorted into couples based on size.
Groups of figurines were sometimes arranged in scenes and likely used in household rituals.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
Department: Art of the Americas
Provenance: Benedict Crowell, Jr., Oaxaca, MX, 1966, given to James C. and Florence C. Gruener
James C. [1903-1990] and Florence C. [1908-1982] Gruener, Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1990.152_full.tif
SSID
24619743

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