Central Mexico, Aztec, 13th-16th Century / Female figurine / c. 1200-1519Central Mexico, Aztec, 13th-16th Century
Female figurine
c. 1200-1519

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Aztec
Creator Name-CRT: Central Mexico, Aztec, 13th-16th Century
Title: Female figurine
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1529
Creation Date: c. 1200-1519
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Jade
Materials and Techniques: Jadeite
Dimensions: Overall: 6.6cm x 3.4cm x 4.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1948.354
Credit Line: In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, gift of their daughter Helen
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Brummer Collection

Seated in typical female posture, this figurine probably represents an Aztec goddess or ritual impersonator. She wears a monster headdress, but her costume is simple, making specific identification difficult.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1948.354
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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