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MawM0051-270.jp2
Aztec head from a mold-...
MawM0051
 
Title
Aztec head from a mold-made figure.
Description
Flat "gingerbread" figures were manufactured by pressing wet clay into clay molds. They were removed for air drying, firing, and painting. The figure was broken in a household context rather than a public building. The body has been lost. The male head, wearing a cotton turban has a bird attached, was a warrior.
Subject
[Aztec sculpture--Mexico., Ceramic sculpture--Mexico., Aztec art--Mexico., Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 1521
MawM0001-000.jp2
Ramos polychrome hooded...
MawM0001
 
Title
Ramos polychrome hooded effigy olla.
Description
The shape of the olla is typical of Casas Grandes Culture. What is different is the cup shape added to the lip to form the head of the anthropomorphic figure. The design panel contains a black diamond pattern, within the lined diamond are two opposite 'P' shapes. The duality is further expressed through the separation of black from red.
Subject
[Effigy pottery--Mexico--Casas Grandes, Ceramic tableware--Mexico--Casas Grandes, Art--Mexico--Casas Grandes, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1280 and 1450
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