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Standing Figure

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Stone (volcanic tuff), pigment
DATES 1100–1000 B.C.E.
DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (8.9 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved stone female figurine with an open mouth and closed eyes. One arm is held across the stomach, while the other is behind the back. The head may be covered with a headdress. She has a triangular-shaped vulva. There is residue of black pigment on her eyes and a black band across her nose. There is also residue of red and yellow ocher on her head and body. See also 03.325.4527- 34. These figures were all found together inside a painted pot. They were purchased from the German trader, Cronmeyer. Remnants of pigment are under the chin and along the sides.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Possibly Mimbres. Standing Figure, 1100–1000 B.C.E. Stone (volcanic tuff), pigment, 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (8.9 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4528. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 03.325.4527_03.325.4528_03.325.4529_03.325.4530_03.325.4531_SL3.jpg)
IMAGE group, 03.325.4527_03.325.4528_03.325.4529_03.325.4530_03.325.4531_SL3.jpg.
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