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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Seated Male Mourning Figure, 100 - 600 AD
Terracotta
15 1/2 in. x 8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (39.37 cm x 20.32 cm x 22.23 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: North America, Mexican
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.142


Commentary
Old number: 606.

Marks
There is a sticker that reads "606".

Medium
Hollow earthenware. This piece is either burnished or has a slip. There is also black tar applied to the upper arm, chest and face.

Object Description
A seated male figure, protraying a mourning male with enlarged earlobes. There are attached balls of clay to his arms and chest, and black tar applied to the upper arm, chest and face. The black tar commonly refers to the Gods of Night.

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