Woman with Mirror Vessel

Woman with Mirror Vessel

A.D. 400-600
Culture
Nasca
Locale
Peru, south coast
Country
Peru
bottle
Earthenware with colored slips
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simons
1969.289
. Woman with Mirror Vessel . A.D. 400-600. Earthenware with colored slips. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simons. 1969.289.
Dimensions
height: 5.5 in, 13.9700 cm; width: 4.5 in, 11.4300 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Female Figure
Chupícuaro
About 400–300 B.C.
Mexico, Guanajuato
Earthenware with colored slips
Museum purchase, 1968.157

Small female figurines with elaborate coiffures and jewelry were common burial offerings at the site of Chupícuaro, Guanajuato.  Larger, hollow figures with slip-painted body patterns are less common.  This figure's wide hips and hand placement suggest pregnancy.

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