Seated Female Figure
Arts of the Americas
On View: Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor
ca. 200 C.E.
Early Classic Period
15 1/2 x 9 x 6 3/4 in. (39.4 x 22.9 x 17.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Maremont
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Jalisco. Seated Female Figure, ca. 200 C.E. Ceramic, slip, 15 1/2 x 9 x 6 3/4 in. (39.4 x 22.9 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Maremont, 69.132.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 69.132.1-2_PS9.jpg)
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A seated female figure with her hands on her waist and a large head, open at the top. There are openings for her eyes and mouth and holes in her ears for ornaments. Her legs short and bulbous, and her breasts are flat. Small holes under arms and inside legs and navel are for the escape of air during firing. The figure is painted with a red, black, and white slip and a pattern of wavy black lines appears on the torso; a black lozenge pattern decorates the chin and neck area.
Condition: the right leg has been repaired, as well as the head which was broken off and replaced.
One of a pair of ancestral figures (mate is 69.132.2). Pairs of figures, such as these Zacatecas examples, have been found as sets, in shaft-and-chamber tombs, along with other offerings to the dead.
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