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Colima Flattened Male Figure

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Colima Flattened Male Figure, n. d.
Terracotta
6 3/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 3/4 in. (16.19 cm x 6.99 cm x 1.91 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Period: Pre-Columbian
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.35


Commentary
Old number: H-P5-16. The object has a label with it that identifies it as a "gingerbread figure."

Marks
No marks, aside from the old accession label.

Medium
Cast or hand-built terracotta figure with beige slip, stipling, and incising.

Object Description
Flattened standing male gingerbread figure with a loincloth, cast or hand-built from earthenware. The figure has stipling in the clay around its chest and a line incised around the stomach. It wears a headband with two long strands of clay in the back. There is a necklace on the figure and holes in the earlobes for earrings. The figure is decorated with a beige slip.

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