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Colima Standing Female Figure

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Colima Standing Female Figure, 300 BCE - 200 BCE
Terracotta
5 1/2 in. x 2 3/8 in. x 1/2 in. (13.97 cm x 6.03 cm x 1.27 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.6


Commentary
Old number: H P5-8.

Marks
No marks aside from old accession label.

Medium
Hand-formed terracotta figure with a brown slip.

Object Description
Pre-conquest Mexican (Colima) terracotta gingerbread sculpture in the form of a standing female figure with broad shoulders, hands clasped to her chest, and an elongated head fitted with a wrapped headdress. She has balls of clay on her shoulders and a brown slip.

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