From: Mexico (Central America) | Veracruz (Mexico) | Cerro de las Mesas

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 60-14-71
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mexico (Central America) | Veracruz (Mexico) | Cerro de las Mesas
Culture Area Central American
Period Classic (uncertain) | Postclassic (uncertain)
Section American
Materials Clay | Pigment

Gritty paste. Painted red on exterior surface only. Mold made with concave back, most edges are fragmentary, missing a corner of forehead. Human face triangular shape. Two holes present; one at corner of forehead, one in center. Features are modeled, depicted in detail, and in relief. Protruding lids on eyes, eyeballs represented by perforations. Mouth, open, teeth showing, also has long slit-like hole below teeth.

Height 11.8 cm
Width 10.8 cm
Thickness 1 cm
Credit Line Cerro de las Mesas Expedition, F.G. Rainey and M.W. Stirling, 1960

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