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Anthropomorphic Effigy Urn

Date: 300-800
Dimensions:
Overall: 38.5 x 23.5 cm (15 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, red pigment, burnishing, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Mexico, Oaxaca, Monte Alban
Object number: G83.1.91
DescriptionZapotec bat effigy urn, Monte Alban III, Classic period, of a crouching figure with front paws clenched, head with open mouth and extended tongue, perforated eyes, large ears and forehead crest. It is wearing a twisted rope work necklace with central pendant, and there are traces of pigment remaining.