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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Colima Flattened Female Figure, 300 BCE - 200 BCE
Terracotta
8 3/8 in. x 4 in. x 1 in. (21.27 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.2


Commentary
Old number: HP5-13.

Marks
No marks aside from old accession label.

Medium
Cast or hand-built terracotta figure with a possible white slip (very worn).

Object Description
Flattened female terracotta figure from Colima. She is nude, with broad shoulders and pointed buttocks. She has foreshortened arms, and wears double armbands. She is adorned with a headdress, a necklace rope with two balls, and a long stripe of clay down her back (probably to signify hair). This is a simple gingerbread figure.

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