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Standing Figure

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Stone (volcanic tuff), pigment
DATES 1100–1000 B.C.E.
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 2 x 1 in. (12.1 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved stone figurine with an open mouth, eyes, and a pointed triangular form on the forehead. The body is slab-like and smooth except for short arms held against the chest. The feet are also short and curl up at the sides. There is residue of yellow and red ocher pigment all over the figure, and black pigment in the mouth and one eye. There is a perforation at the top and back of the head suggesting that the figurine may have been a pendant. See also 03.325.4527- 34. These figurines were all found together inside a painted pot. They were purchased from the German trader, Cronmeyer.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Mimbres. Standing Figure, 1100–1000 B.C.E. Stone (volcanic tuff), pigment, 4 3/4 x 2 x 1 in. (12.1 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4530. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 03.325.4527_03.325.4528_03.325.4529_03.325.4530_03.325.4531_SL3.jpg)
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