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'Baby-face' Figure

Date: 1100-800 BCE
Overall: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, white slip, ochre pigment, black pigments, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Mexico, Puebla, Las Bocas
Object number: G83.1.9
DescriptionHollow figure of a seated baby, Formative period, with hands held on thighs of the wide spread outward turned legs. The head is thrust slightly forward, open mouth, incised teeth, and recessed eyes and pupils. The domed head has geometric incisions. The body is painted in buff with remaining orange pigment, and the face is white and the hair in red and black.