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carved stone bead depicting a human figure
  • Mexico
  • carved stone bead depicting a human figure, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 1/8 x 9/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6422

The stylized human figure is carved from light green stone. The large head takes up half of the length. The very large hands are folded in front of the chest and the short legs and feet are suggested. There are two holes on top of the back.