Mexico, Nayarit / Female Seated Figure / 100 BC - 300 ADMexico, Nayarit
Female Seated Figure
100 BC - 300 AD

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Creator Nationality: Mexican
Creator Dates/Places: Mexico, Nayarit
Creator Active Place: Mexico, Nayarit
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Nayarit
Title: Female Seated Figure
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -10
Creation End Date: 300
Creation Date: 100 BC - 300 AD
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Pottery
Dimensions: Average: 53.35cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1998.83.1
ID Number: 1998.83.2
Credit Line: Gift of Clara Taplin Rankin
Context: The peoples of ancient West Mexico dug deep shaft tombs with one or morechambers at the base in which to bury the dead. Such tombs were probablyused by a family or clan over several generations. Ceramic sculpturesdepicting human beings, domestic and wildanimals, fruits and vegetables,and architecture were among the offerings commonly deposited with the dead.This large and extraordinarily well-preserved pair of sculptures clearlyrepresents a family unit, perhaps relations of the deceased. Clothing,coiffure and headgear are carefully detailed, as is the elaborate jewelryworn by both husband and wife. Typical poses and occupations are alsoportrayed: while the woman nurses her infant, her husbands plays a turtleshell instrument with a deer antler.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1998.83.1-2
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Cleveland Museum of Art

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