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Female Figure

Female Figure

100 BC-700

Earthenware with colored slips

Overall: 28.6 x 13.4 x 10.3 cm (11 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1997.184

Description

This figure, which may once have worn small garments, might be a tomb offering. Her tapered head reflects the practice of cranial shaping, which may identify her social group and serve as a mark of beauty. Her fleshy hips likely refer to human and plant fertility, since food is the source of such bodily wealth. Her identity is unknown.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Andes
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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