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Female Figurine
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Item Details
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Culture
Mexico, Veracruz, Huastec, Panuco Style
Title
Female Figurine
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
300-600
Material
pottery with black pigment
Measurements
Overall: 10.6 x 0.5 x 1.9 cm (4 3/16 x 3/16 x 3/4 in.)
Description
Clay was a major medium in ancient Veracruz, located on Mexico’s Gulf Coast, and artists used it to create huge quantities of sculpture ranging from small whistles and figurines like this one to impressive, life-size figural effigies. Meanings are often obscure, but small objects were important enough to have been deposited in tombs and buried offerings.
Figurines may have been substitutes for sacrificial offerings or to commune with dead ancestors.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
Department: Art of the Americas
Provenance: (Thomas F. Ford: Primitive Art, Boston, MA, 1965, sold 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
1990.159_full.tif
SSID
24619750

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