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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Teotihuacán
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Teotihuacan, 2nd-4th Century
Title: Figurine Head Fragment
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 150
Creation End Date: 350
Creation Date: 150-350
Creation Place: Mexico
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with pigment
Dimensions: Diameter: 5.4cm, Overall: 9.2cm x 8.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1921.1709
Credit Line: Gift of Edward B. Greene
Context: The earliest Teotihuacan figurines are hand modeled, while later specimens were produced with molds. This exceptionally large example has a mold-made head, with facial features carefully retouched by hand. Earthenware figurines were made in great abundance throughout Teotihuacan's history, and may have been used in household religious rituals.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1921.1709
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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