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Object Number: 66-30-18
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Teotihuacan (Mexico)
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Teotihuacan (Mexico)
Culture Area: Central America
Period: Early Classic
Date Made: 200-400 Ad
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 400
Iconography:Seated Female
Height: 11
Width: 7.8
Outside Diameter:6.7
Credit Line:Purchased from Carlo Gay, Teochita, Inc., 1966
Other NumberLT206 - Other Number


Female: Broad headdress with three circles (2 outer ones white, inner sand) and 2 horizontal bands. Painted in sand color on forehead - rest of face painted white. White earplugs and two coils around neck also painted white. Cape on upper arms and chest, white with traces of pink. Her arms are colored sand. Cape does not extend to back of figurine, which is flat. Baby: Headdress is in form of band across forehead. Earplugs - one white, one sand in color. Appliqued strip across stomach and upper arms (blanket?). Child's torso painted sand color, face white. Cradle: basket-like with large loop handle.

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Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
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