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ceramic head
  • Mexico
  • ceramic head, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Veracruz, Mexico
  • ceramic, applique, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 x 13.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/4 x 5 5/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Glenn M. Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4756
Description

The ceramic human face and headdress were apparently broken from a larger piece. The face appears to have closed eyes and the lips are closed. The hairstyle has three knobs with vertical grooves and there is a horizontal headband below. The proper right ear shows a round ear frontal. The figure is broken at the neck.

The back of the piece is flat.